Frederic Gielen

About Frederic Gielen

Executive Partner, Financial Services, Reply
As Executive Partner, Freddy is focused on enabling change within Reply’s financial services clients by leveraging the firm’s strong “technology and innovation DNA” (e.g. mobile, internet of things, blockchain, machine learning, data and advanced analytics) and deep financial services industry experience.

Freddy previously served as Partner for Avantage Reply, a pan-European risk and regulatory management consultancy he had co-founded in 2006. Under his leadership and that of his co-founders, Avantage Reply grew from a four-person London-based consultancy to an internationally recognised firm when it was acquired by Reply in 2011. Freddy still assumes responsibility for Avantage Reply’s seven offices across the European Union and the UK.

Prior to founding Avantage Reply, Freddy spent five years at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC, focusing on financial sector regulation. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young (in San Francisco and the Bay Area) and APAC. He started his career with Arthur Andersen.