Before joining the Paris office in 2008, Ollivier Lemal was a leading player in the turnaround business in France, having spent 10 years as chairman of Plantagenet, an Investment Fund specializing in turnaround situations. He also set up the restructuring practice of Grant Thornton in France. Prior to that, Ollivier intervened as the CEO or CRO of companies in the timber industry, clothing, waste recycling, and specialized distribution sectors in Belgium, Germany and France.
Prior to his career in the turnaround area, Ollivier had operational responsibilities with international commercial and industrial groups: notably with Shell in France and Germany, Hewlett-Packard as head of administration, then with Intertechnique group as CEO of the European subsidiaries of the IT division.

Ollivier Lemal is a graduate of ESCP Europe and holds an MBA from INSEAD.