About-Berkeley

About Berkeley

We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again.

 

I graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2013 with a Starred First Class BSC in Economics. Following a number of investment banking internships, which didn’t quite incite the excitement I w...

Sitara Kurian-Patel, Consultant

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The people

It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.

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Careers

Whatever your long term career goals, we’re here to support you. Through an open dialogue, we help our people to build the capabilities, experiences and networks they need to boost their careers.

Meet the team

Ami LakhaniAmi Lakhani

Consultant

I graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in French & Politics, which included a year spent at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Grenoble. After university, I spent some time in working in Brussels for an NGO before joining Sainsbury’s as a graduate trainee buyer. I worked as a buyer in Health & Beauty, progressing through various categories such as haircare, healthcare and shower & bath.

I always had an ambition to eventually work in consulting, so after almost 5 years as a retail buyer I joined Accenture in their Supply Chain consulting practice. During my 10+ years with Accenture I moved from Supply Chain to Strategy to Retail & Consumer. I worked across industries, including retail, consumer goods, banking, hospitality and the legal sector. I led a variety of projects - shorter pieces of strategy work, such as defining a client’s operating model or IT strategy; medium term projects, such as strategic cost reduction or process transformation; and longer term programmes – for example, setting up and running a department in a city law firm, and delivering new supply chain systems and processes at a global consumer goods company.   

Looking for a new challenge for the new decade, I joined Berkeley in 2020, having been impressed by the people, culture, the approach to client relationships and the emphasis on ‘doing the right thing’.  

Other interests include sustainability and climate issues - being an early adopter of electric vehicles and solar panels I’m always interested in innovation and technology that moves us closer to long term sustainability goals. 

Outside of work, I keep busy with my two young children, running a local netball team and following Watford FC’s performance in the Premier League. Throughout my life I have spent a lot of time in France and try to visit often, especially the Alps, but as a lifelong Londoner I still love exploring the city.