Vice President, Consumer Products
Based in the London office, Yann Pencolé is Vice President of Kline’s Management Consulting, Consumer practice. With over 15 years of experience in management consulting, he leads engagement teams on assignments across the globe, focusing on the beauty and personal care sector. Having worked in business climates such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America, Yann brings a well-rounded perspective to his clients.
Over the course of his career, he has managed and conducted studies on market entry and expansion strategy, due diligence and acquisition support, manufacturing cost competitiveness, industry and competitor analysis, sourcing studies, and distributor searches. From an industry perspective, Yann has delivered successful projects to clients in consumer beauty and wellness including professional skincare and haircare, “indie brands,” and consumer healthcare.
Prior to Kline, he worked on strategy and business development teams of Rhodia (now Solvay) and as a business development and account director for Mintel (Beauty and Personal Care division). Yann is an industrial engineer (he graduated from ICAM in France, Arts et Métiers) and holds a specialized master’s degree in entrepreneurship from ESCP Europe (Paris campus).He is fluent in English and French and converses in Spanish and Japanese. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, mainly on the English Channel, and runs marathons.