Our Team

FLB Partners missions’ success relies upon its staff members' experience and skills:

  • Our consultants have significant experience in business consultancy / strategic intelligence in various industrial sectors for multinationals, governments, and international institutions (European Commission, European Space Agency, European Defence Agency, ...)
  • All staff hold master’s/Ph.D. degrees both in engineering and economy/management from European and/or North American universities
  • FLB Partners staff members' diverse origins and backgrounds form a rich cultural and linguistic base necessary to approach international issues

Brahim Lahbabi

Founding Partner

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Paul Kamoun

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Eric Boucher

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e.boucher@flb-partners.com

Brahim Lahbabi
Brahim Lahbabi has developed significant experience in performance improvement projects.
He has managed a manufacturing optimisation project in one of the largest European production plants of a worldwide agri-food leader (3 Sigma certification of two production lines: Characterisation of the processes to be improved, and of the relevant sets of data to be collected; Data analysis and verification of cause-and- effect relationships; KPIs definition (waste / rejection rate, production scheduling, OEE-Overall Equipment Effectiveness, …) and implementation of related monitoring systems. Lean manufacturing / JIT - Optimisation of process flows, ...).
Brahim is currently carrying out a global performance improvement project for a Moroccan packaging key player specialized in woven polypropylene bags (Total cost assessment per type of product; Productivity: KPIs and performance monitoring system, JIT-Flow optimisation, TPM-Total Productive Maintenance; Quality: extension of the laboratory’s testing and calibration competences and activities, performance upgrading of the weaving machines and extruders; Competitive repositioning on the Moroccan market).
He has also contributed to various strategy consulting assignments including the identification and assessment of key differentiating technologies to be integrated in high-tech equipment used in the Oil deep offshore sector; the assessment of strategic diversification opportunities in the Utilities sector, ...
Brahim holds an Advanced Master in “Industrial Management, Project and Supply Chain” from Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Mechanical Engineering degree from UTC-Université de Technologie de Compiègne ("Innovative project management" specialisation), and graduated from EPFL-Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (“Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship” exchange programme).
Paul Kamoun
Paul Kamoun, Ph. D., has more than 35-year experience spanning space industry, international institutions and academic sectors.
As an accomplished senior-executive, Paul has long-standing experience in corporate strategic development, space programme management, and business development. He also brings technical expertise in spacecraft design and development, space technology research and space-based services.
His current consulting activities (for ESA and the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020) are related to space, micro-nano technologies, electronics and opto-electronics.
Paul was, from 2004 through 2014, Vice President - Sales and Marketing with Thales Alenia Space, in charge of ESA Business.
From 1988 through 2003, Paul served at Alcatel Space (formerly Aerospatiale) as Head of Marketing & Strategy - Directorate of Earth Observation and Science Programmes, and Deputy Head of Advanced Programmes. Over this period, he has developed extensive experience (technical issues, business models, financing of international programmes) in the setup and management of international teams and projects involving entities from European countries, USA and Canada. He was also Expert evaluator for European Union Fourth and Fifth Framework R&D Programmes. The EU and ESA projects he managed were related to: Space-borne radar and optical payloads and missions, satellite systems, ground segments. Commercial Earth Observation and Geo-Information Services activities; IT and Electronic Commerce, ...
From 1983 through 1987, Paul served first as Responsible for Microwave Payloads for Future Planetary and Astronomical Missions (Agora, Cassini/Huyghens, Kepler, Quasat, …) at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of ESA, Noordwijk (NL), and later, as Manager of Microwave Remote Sensing Activities at Thomson, Sophia-Antipolis.
He is a very active member in the space community: Chairman of EARSC - European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (2003-2009), Chairman of the EUROSPACE GMES-Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (Earth Observation) Working Group (2009-2012), Member of the Space Advisory Group (SAG) of the EU 7th R&T Framework Programme (2007-2012).
Paul received his Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Research Assistant on NASA programmes / Pioneer Venus and Magellan Space missions. Doctoral thesis on "Radar Detection and Observation of Cometary Nuclei). He received his M.Sc. In Astronomy from the Ohio State University, and Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Degrees from the University of Paris-Orsay. He also graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité - Paris.
Eric Boucher
Eric Boucher has developed significant experience in strategy consulting and performance improvement projects.
Eric has contributed to various strategy consulting and business intelligence assignments including the technological assessment of differentiating technologies used in the Oil & Gas sector, the development of value chain maps, of business-unit/growth strategies for key players active in technology-intensive sectors such as the shipbuilding industry, the industrial boiler equipment sector, … (analytical scope related to these missions: strategic segmentation, market sizing/forecasting, total cost evaluation per product, supply chain mapping, competition assessment, activity portfolio optimisation, diversification strategy options assessment, market entry strategies, …).
He has been a Data Engineer at Spire Global, a satellite-powered data company that tackles the world’s most unpredictable business challenges with truly global data solutions.
Eric received a M.Sc. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (M.Sc. Engineering). As a teaching assistant at Stanford, he assisted Prof. Riitta Katila - Professor of MS&E and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar - whose research on innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and strategy has received several international awards including the Stephan M. Schrader Award for outstanding research in Technology and Innovation Management.