We are thrilled to announce that Metyis’ European expansion continues with the opening of a brand-new office in Milan and the acquisition of the French tech firm Southpigalle.
Metyis Senior Partner and Executive Board Member, Yogen Singh warmly welcomed the French and Italian divisions to the team, declaring his excitement over the company's growth. “It gives me enormous pleasure to inform that Metyis has opened its offices in Italy and France. We are very proud to have all our new six partners joining us, as they bring significant experience and deep knowledge in data, technology, design and strategy. They will not only help build and grow our firm in Italy and France but will also join the rest of Metyis’ partners and directors in building and strengthening our firm globally.”
Establishing new roots in Italy
In September 2022, we officially opened our offices in Milan with two new partners, Sasha Wijeyesekera and Paolo Pellegrini, who will build up the team and lead this venture into Italy.
Sasha Wijeyesekera, who will spearhead the Italian practice is a digital strategy and transformation leader with expertise in data-driven marketing. Before joining Metyis, he participated in the success of Jakala, one of the EU's fastest-growing consulting firms.
Expressing his enthusiasm for this adventure with Metyis, Sasha remarks, "Together with Paolo, the team we're building here in Italy will provide strategy and knowledge regarding data and analytics. We are very pleased to be part of the entire network and support our colleagues around the globe."
Joining our existing partners and executives at Metyis, Paolo Pellegrini brings multi-sectorial experience using Data and AI to boost companies' performances and assemble new business models. Paolo’s creativity and entrepreneurial mindset contributed to launching two Management Consulting Firms in Italy, and was recently in charge of new data-driven offerings to large international groups.
Paolo is proud to share his journey with the Metyis team and reflects on the inspiration to develop a Milan site. "When we first considered creating an Italian branch, we had a clear vision: use Metyis' partnership approach to change Italian business consulting paradigms. Now, the day has come, and our young and talented team is ready to support colleagues and customers as they disrupt existing business models with AI and data-driven methods."
A new Parisian biome in Metyis' ecosystem
As part of Metyis’ efforts to build highly skilled teams that respond to its business partner’s and clients' challenges, Metyis acquired Southpigalle, a design and tech boutique in Paris with significant experience and deep knowledge in data, technology, design and strategy. From this acquisition, Metyis now welcomes four new partners with extensive expertise in digital strategy and execution.
Olivier de Cointet, a seasoned strategy advisor with a significant track record in strategy consulting, commented on the core traits shared by Metyis and Southpigalle. "During our first conversation, I quickly realised how closely aligned we are. We share the same culture, values, entrepreneurial mindset, and client-centric focus."
IT and data expert with more than 20 years of experience, Louis de Cointet reflected on his original mission. "We founded Southpigalle to deliver the best digital solutions to the most inspiring companies. Metyis will allow us to double down on this."
Henri d'Anterroches, an entrepreneur who has launched several digital and technology businesses, elaborated on his team’s experience serving prolific eCommerce, luxury, and IT brands with an entrepreneurial touch. “Assembling a team of such complementary talents has been a real pride for us, and we look forward to joining forces with all Metyis experts.”
Pascal Plat, whose 25 years of IT experience range from software design to solutions deployment, added that “scale is essential for addressing our clients’ most pressing digital and technological challenges. Metyis global footprint will accelerate our ability to serve them across the globe.”
Two new dots on the Metyis map
This strategic step into France and Italy embodies Metyis’ ambition to drive impact across the globe. As we continue to grow, two new sites are ready to deliver innovative solutions and build a resilient network of entrepreneurial and collaborative teams.