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H. Pierson Associates Limited and XPLANE Consulting are delighted to announce that they have entered into a partnership, combining H. Pierson’s industry-leading management consulting services with XPLANE’s world-class design-led approach to Strategy Development & Activation. The partnership is focused on supporting companies in Africa and select emerging market institutions.

With uncertainty, technology, and innovation playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business especially with the COVID pandemic, organizations across the continent are recognizing that they need to more than ever before, anticipate disruptions, and respond quicker to market dynamics in articulating and executing their strategies.

The H. Pierson-XPLANE partnership is a powerful combination. XPLANE’s diverse global team based out of Portland Oregon, USA, combines its strategy expertise as a Fortune-500-focused management consulting firm, with the creative power of a design studio. This derives from its renowned trademark as a “Visual Thinking Company”. Its unique approach combines hands-on visual thinking, engaging workshops, and collaborative co-creation with stakeholders.

This is complementary to the H. Pierson team’s agile approach to focused strategy execution monitoring and evaluation, which bridges the gaps between strategy development and execution, and uniquely assures fast strategy adoption, institutionalization, and impact optimization. 


Speaking on the partnership, the Executive Vice Chairman/Founder Mrs. Eileen Shaiyen had this to say: “we are delighted with the XPLANE/H. Pierson partnership, and are certain that it will deliver very superior solutions to our clients across Africa and select emerging markets.”


While speaking on the partnership, the CEO of XPLANE Aric Wood said that both firms were very aligned in the type of work they do “we are thrilled to partner with one of the continent’s leading firms, H. Pierson, to support their clients’ efforts to accelerate positive change”.

H. Pierson offers unparalleled and proactive solutions in the areas of Risk Management, Training Solutions, Human Resource Consulting, and Business Advisory.

XPLANE helps leaders envision and execute business strategies by combining the expertise of a consultancy with the creative power of a design studio.

About H. Pierson Limited

H. Pierson is a boutique management consulting firm that for over 30 years has continued to provide institutions in Africa with uncommon value-adding solutions in the areas of Strategy, Human Resource Management, Learning and Risk Management across several sectors. 

About XPLANE Consulting

XPLANE Consulting is one of the foremost global design consultancies that combine a unique approach of hands-on visual thinking, co-creation, and people-centered design with management consulting expertise to drive organizational transformation and bring visions to life. The twenty-five-year-old consulting firm specializes in Strategy Development, Strategy Activation, Change Transformation & Process improvement and has served over 100 of the Fortune 500 Companies, such as Bank of America, Bank of England, Microsoft, General Electric, Apple, Coca Cola, Shell, BP, Harvard Business School, The Royal Mail, etc. Their clients are also spread across several continents and 16 industries such as the Financial Services, Government, Automotive/Transport, Power, Consumer Goods, Not-For-Profit, Education

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