Africa's top consulting firms for thought leadership

Thought leadership is an important part of any consulting firm’s client strategy, as creating insightful research helps firms and their consultants cement their reputation and legitimacy. Meet the consulting firms in Africa with the best thought leadership.

Every year, Africa based consulting firms create thought leadership of all types, ranging from in-depth research reports and white papers to methodologies, insights, blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts. The aim of thought leadership is to inform business leaders and stakeholders by delivering insights of value to them, in the process helping consulting firms with establishing themselves as an authority on a topic and with building a relationship with their readers.

Consultancies create thought leadership across all areas of expertise, including strategy, leadership, management, organisation, finance, digital, human capital and operations, and across all sectors, spanning automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, government and the public sector, healthcare, professional services, retail, technology and telecom.

Consultancy.org assesses 500+ pieces of thought leadership produced by consulting firms globally per year, and our team in Africa follows the developments in the regional market. Based on our unique database, we present a list of the consulting firms that excel in thought leadership quality, impact, reach and volume.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top firms for thought leadership in Africa's consulting industry:

1.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey Angola Angola is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. McKinsey is helping deliver critical infrastructure, reform institutions, and accelerate business development. Since 2007, McKi...
2.
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
3.
Deloitte
As more companies and institutions do business in Africa, Deloitte endeavours to provide clients with a consistent service through our OneDeloitte approach. Deloitte is one of Africa’s leading profes...
4.
EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
5.
KPMG
Forward thinking companies look to new markets to drive growth. No two African markets are the same and it is key to capture the business opportunities available while mitigating the risks. KPMG is t...
6.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is a leading management consulting firm in Africa. Based in Lagos and Johannesburg, we provide management and strategy consulting services for leading companies throughout Africa. Sinc...
7.
Accenture
We are one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 293,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities ...
8.
Strategy&
Strategy& creates strategy that works. The challenges you face are complex. The stakes - and the risks - are incredibly high. Getting it right the first time matters. You need the right partner to he...
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Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
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Simon-Kucher
Simon-Kucher is a global consultancy with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries. Our sole focus is on unlocking better growth that drives measurable revenue and profit for our clients. We achieve...
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Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
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Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
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Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
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Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenship...
15.
dss+
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a world-class operations management consulting firm with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. From our solid legacy as DuPo...
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GEP
GEP® delivers transformative supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitabi...
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Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
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PMP Strategy
Strategy, development & transformation consulting for executives We are independent and entrepreneurs at heart. Our objective is value creation to achieve sustainable performance for your business. O...
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AFRY Management Consulting
Leading advisor for the transitions of the energy and bioindustry sectors. Providing solutions for generations to come. We at AFRY Management Consulting are committed to accelerating change towards a...
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umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and fulfillment services to clients all over the world. We utilise our interdisciplinary capabilities to add ...
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