Our Firm

Captum Advisors is a Global Management Consulting firm that translates and implements the latest academic knowledge into business insights.

 

We partner with top international business school representatives as well as a global network of alumni and professionals across various industries, to help our clients identify the most critical business issues and the greatest opportunities they can pursue. Our areas of expertise are in private equity and venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, strategy, digital transformation, performance improvement and value creation, restructuring and turnarounds and value investing.

Implementation and execution are supported on the front line by experienced management consultants, backed by leading-edge professionals and business academics.

 

Our comprehensive service offering is centered around our firm conviction to deliver tangible value to our clients and prepare their organization for the future. We partner with our clients and maintain a shared sense of ownership across the entire engagement cycle.

 
 
 

Consulting Team

Paul Muntean

Founder and Managing Partner

Areas of Expertise
 

Value Creation and Performance Improvement • Restructuring and Turnaround

About Paul

 

Before founding Captum Advisors, Paul worked for more than a decade with private equity, financial services and consulting firms including managing director of a family office owned Swiss corporation. He led restructuring and strategy assignments in concept or implementation phases for blue chip, DAX 30, FTSE 100, LSE and Saudi multinationals, and served interim management mandates across several industries.

 

Paul is a graduate of London Business School and Columbia University in New York.

Fredrik Edström

Consulting Partner

Areas of Expertise

Value Investing • Corporate Finance • Corporate Governance

About Fredrik

 

Fredrik brings more than a decade’s expertise in active ownership investing across several industries from Europe’s largest activist fund, Cevian Capital. He has also held management board positions at international top-tier firms across Asia and Europe. Fredrik has worked closely with management and supervisory boards on performance improvement, value enhancement and corporate governance strategies. 

 

Fredrik holds a MSc Engineering of Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and ETH, Zürich, and is a CFA charter holder.

Bob Sørensen

Consulting Partner

Areas of Expertise

Strategy • Digital Transformation

About Bob

 

Bob started his career in the Telecommunications industry in Europe, working for multinationals like Lucent Technologies, Orange, Tele2 and France Telecom and transitioned into consultancy in 2016 as a Director for PwC Middle East. He has a track record of 20+ years of functional expertise and management consultancy experience across different regions and industries. 

 

Bob holds a dual BBA from the International School of Economics Rotterdam, The university of Lincolnshire, a MA from the Radboud University, and has completed multiple executive management education programs at INSEAD, Oxford, MIT and Columbia Business School.

Zaid Mustafa

Chief Operating Officer and Principal

Areas of Expertise

Operations • Digitalization • Strategy

About Zaid

 

Zaid brings several years of top management consulting and serial entrepreneurial experiences, including positions at the Boston Consulting Group and DHL Consulting, where he led a wide variety of consulting projects throughout North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He has specific strategy and operational expertise in healthcare, consumer/retail, technology/digitalization and logistics. Zaid holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA/BS in Economics & Molecular Biology from McGill University. 

Deepak Bansal

Principal

Areas of Expertise

Strategy • Digital Transformation • Financial Services

About Deepak

 

Deepak is a Principle in the Zurich office of Captum Advisors. Deepak worked for 15 yrs+ in  strategic consulting, digital transformation, and financial services firms, including country COO of an insurance multinational. He led strategic planning, business transformation, digital restructuring, and AI & Robotics implementations for multinationals, greenfield market entry businesses, and non-profits. He is passionate about executive education, and has founded a management training firm, MQ Learning. 

Deepak has an MBA from the University of St Gallen (HSG) Switzerland, MTech in Industrial Engineering from India, and an MA in Philosophy from California, US. He is a certified executive coach (CPCC, ACC) and speaks English, Hindi, Spanish fluently, and German at intermediate level (B2).

 

Advisory Board

Professor Florin Vasvari, MA, PhD

Florin Vasvari is a Professor at London Business School and Academic Director of Private Equity @LBS.  Florin teaches courses on Private Equity and Venture Capital as well as Distressed Investing to MBAs, Executive MBAs and senior executives. 

 

On the professional side, Professor Vasvari has been advising on private equity related issues and currently sits on the advisory boards and/or Investment committees of private equity firms. On the academic side, Professor Vasvari is in the editorial board of two top academic journals in Europe and the US. He co-authored a book entitled "International Private Equity", published by John Wiley and Sons in 2011 which has been endorsed by key industry figures. He has also co-authored two forthcoming volumes of a new updated textbook entitled “Private Capital: Private Equity and Beyond”.

 

Professor Vasvari is actively pursuing research on private equity topics and debt markets and has published extensively in top tier business academic journals. He is regularly invited to present his work at major business schools. Professor Vasvari holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and a Master in Economics from University of Toronto, Department of Economics. He received his bachelors degree in quantitative economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. He is a Canadian and Romanian national.

Evie Boustantzi

Evie is CEO and General Manager of b.fm, part of the Abu Dhabi based Bloom Holding and President of the LBS Gulf Association, which is hosting 2000+ alumni across the Middle East. She has extensive experience in general management and turnaround of multinational businesses in the construction, facilities management, manufacturing and professional services industry. She is passionate about driving shareholder value with focus on profitable growth, long-term sustainable impact and social and environmental responsibility.

Earlier in her career she worked for Ernst & Young and Mace Group. Evie holds a BA(Hons) in architecture with the London Metropolitan University, a post graduate diploma with the University College London and a MBA from  London Business School. 

Our Capabilities

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Mergers and Acquisitions

Strategy

Value Creation and Performance Improvement

Restructuring and Turnaround

Digital Transformation

Value Investing

 
 

Guiding Principles

1

We say what we mean and we do what we say.

Develop trust and conduct ourselves with integrity in everything we do

2

Never compromise on the highest standards

We consult others the way we would manage our own firm.

3

We calibrate thought research with a pragmatic bias for action.

Team up business academics and leading-edge professionals

4

We deliver value from C-suite to the front line.

Stand by our clients from concept design to last mile implementation

7

We shape the future of work, introducing flexible work models to attract and retain the best talent.

Promote intrapreneurship, and constant innovation in how we work

5

Take ownership and deliver tangible and measurable results

Our commercial success is tied to the one of our clients.

8

Merit loyalty, resilience and strong personalities

We encourage a closer alignment of incentives between the Firm and our consulting team.

6

Our consulting partners and global community are our most valuable assets.

Hire, develop and empower exponential minds

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We value diversity and inclusion. We live social responsibility by supporting education, arts and sports.

Support each other

Social Responsibility

The social responsibility arm of Captum Advisors supports projects and organisations that help children, teenagers and young adults in the areas of education, art and culture, science, health and sports. We are promoting, advising and supporting on a voluntary basis thriving non-profit organizations around the world, in order to better integrate young talents in our society.​

Our Partners

 

The What Dance Can Do Project (WDCD) is non-profit organization created in 2018 in Switzerland by a small team of volunteers who believe dance changes lives and that all children should have access to music and to dance. Therefore, WDCD funds dance programs and events for children and young adults made vulnerable by illness or extreme poverty. The organization partners with some of the most in-demand dancers in the world and prestigious institutions like the Royal Opera House in London. 

 

WDCD was founded by Aurélia Sellier, a French national who lives in Zurich.  Before founding WDCD, Aurelia worked in various roles for large multinational companies, mostly in the field of leadership and organization development.

 
 

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