Press release

PA Consulting welcomes Matvey Smirnov as a partner in Consumer and Manufacturing

13 January 2022

Matvey Smirnov joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in PA’s Consumer and Manufacturing practice with an alignment to the Applied Sciences capability. Matvey will support the development of PA’s work within the consumer goods and food manufacturing industries.

Matvey brings 25 years’ experience in the food industry, having worked in senior roles in supply chain and R&D. He has spent the majority of his career working for PepsiCo in global and regional roles, within multiple consumer categories.

Matvey’s expertise lies in product and packaging innovations and optimisation, R&D strategy and portfolio management, as well as R&D process excellence. He has led cutting edge projects in by-product valorisation, sustainability, and building and testing business models in areas such as personalised nutrition.

PA’s consumer experts help clients create innovative and sustainable solutions, reinvent manufacturing processes and develop smart, connected supply chains. Their capabilities extend from market insight and taking products from creative design through development and launch, to finding new ways to connect brands with consumers. 

Wil Schoenmakers, Global Head of Consumer & Manufacturing at PA Consulting, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Matvey to the team to help grow our business around the world. Matvey’s extensive experience and proven track record in building and delivering new business models and innovations within the food industry, as well as his ability to improve clients’ R&D strategy and portfolio management, will be of great value to PA. Combining his expertise with PA’s unique offerings will help accelerate our clients’ growth journey.”

Matvey added: “I’m thrilled to be joining PA and look forward to working collaboratively with clients to develop and deliver successful strategies and innovations. PA’s expertise in product innovations and its combination of leading capabilities make addressing the needs of clients and working closely on high-profile projects a truly exciting time to join. I look forward to leveraging my skills and experience to help PA further grow the business.”

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