Co-Operation Partners

Theano Advisors S.A.S., a consultancy of first-rate strategy experts in France, headed by Michel Zarka and Philippe Duclos, at home on the top management level of international companies, tremendously successful in the fields of Organisation, Leadership, Transformation and Innovation, partners up with maexpartners, who will bring in operative know-how to optimize Engineering, Operations, Production and Logistics.

maexpartners S.A.S, Paris, and Theano Advisors GmbH, Düsseldorf, will focus on companies that will profit from the unique combination of French strategy know-how and German operative competence. These joint ventures are headed by Alain Carcassès and our new maex-Leatherman Kevin Bates for France, and Christian Chautard / Marc Artmeyer for Germany.


EAC International Consulting, founded in 1992, was one of the first management consultancies to specialize in Asia and is among the leaders for internationalization strategies, M&A and Operational Excellence solutions in growth regions today. Offices with local teams are located in Germany, India, China and Russia.

“We believe that our know-how applied in multiple industry projects in combination with the long-lasting experience and local presence of EAC will be a powerful step for the transfer of proven solutions in operations in Asia”, says Franz-Josef Pohle, Managing Director at maexpartners.

Our two consultancies will supplement each other in their regional set-ups, now covering Europe, CEE, India, China and South East Asia and create a cooperation platform of over 150 consulting experts in total. EAC’s unique regional strength in Asia combined with maexpartners’ operational competence in technology focused industries will lead to enriched services and solutions for our clients.