Philippe has 25+ years in strategy consulting in financial services with a recognized track record of helping change oriented Senior Executives and Boards in transforming their financial institution.

Philippe A. De Backer
Philippe A. De Backer
Managing Partner & Global Practice Leader, Financial Services
About Philippe

Philippe is currently based in Dubai and is a Managing Partner leading the firm Global Financial services Practice. He is a core member of the “Strategy & Organization” Practice. 

Philippe is a thought leader  in: 

  • Corporate Strategy and strategic planning/implementation
  • Investment  & capital deployment/ fund raising Strategy
  • Business and Operating models
  • Organizational design and effectiveness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Philippe worked for Bain & Company where he served as Partner & Global Head of Financial Services. He worked in a leadership position in its Boston, Brussels, Paris and Dubai offices. From 1993 to 2016, he supported clients across many geographies with a particular emphasis on large scale bank transformations.

In addition to his consulting experience, Philippe founded a NY based investment firm and successfully IPO a large SPAC with BlackRock on NASDAQ to deploy growth capital in domestic US community banks.

Philippe holds a MBA from Tuck School at Dartmouth and a BA from Colgate University. He Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
He is fluent in French, Dutch, English.
Philippe published several books on Management and Financial Services and is widely published.

Philippe is married and has four children. They live in Dubai. In his free time, he is an avid skier and also a passionate Asian art collector.

Past Experience
Bain & Company
Korn Ferry International
Tuck School (Dartmouth)
Master of Business Administration
Colgate University
BA (Magna Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa)