Oxera Consulting LLP has announced Dr Helen Jenkins as its Managing Partner. This newly created role follows Oxera’s conversion to LLP status in 2014. Helen started at Oxera in 1993, and, following a management buy-out in 2003, became one of two Managing Directors, together with Dr Luis Correia da Silva. She will take up her new role as Managing Partner from December 2016.
Since joining Oxera, Helen has played important roles in many practice areas, in particular building its highly successful Competition Economics practice. With broad sectoral experience, including in energy, financial services, retailing, communications, media and pharmaceuticals, she has worked with a range of clients on the economic issues that underlie the application of the relevant competition legislation in the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. She is a respected expert in the context of damages assessment and competition disputes, appearing before courts and competition authorities worldwide, and has over 20 years of professional experience in applying economic principles to issues of strategic importance for businesses. She is also co-author, with fellow Oxera Board member, Dr Gunnar Niels, of Economics for Competition Lawyers, a leading academic textbook in the field (Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2016).
As Managing Partner, Helen will lead the partnership in the delivery of the key strategic objectives as defined by Oxera’s Board. She will combine this with a continuing active role as expert and adviser to clients.
Anthony Julius, Oxera Chairman, welcomed the new appointment, stating:
‘We are confident that having a Managing Partner on our Governing Board will help to streamline our decision-making and strategic thinking, bringing benefits to our clients in the way we deliver our first-class quality thinking, and will help us to shape the value that microeconomics can offer to corporates trying to survive and succeed in an ever increasingly complex global business world.’
In addition to her professional practice working as a court expert, and as an adviser to corporates in delivering her first-class economics insight, Helen is passionate about inspiring and motivating the next generation of economists, and increasing the diversity of the discipline. Speaking about her new role, Helen noted:
‘I am delighted to be taking on this role, and helping our existing and prospective clients navigate an ever-changing global economy. At the same time, with research showing that economics continues to be a profession where women are under-represented, I am pleased to be able to demonstrate that economics can be a fulfilling and rewarding career for both young women, and men, today.’
Find out more about Dr Helen Jenkins here