Press Release

AlixPartners expands CDO team with addition of Arif Harbott

February 1, 2019

LONDON (February 1, 2019) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced that Arif Harbott has joined as a Managing Director in London, to lead the firm’s Chief Digital Office. Arif will drive the digitization of our service offerings, working alongside their consulting teams.

Arif brings more than two decades of digital experience, during which time he developed deep expertise in using technology to transform businesses. His leadership experience combined with computer science background and extensive experience in both large enterprises and start-ups will be of great value to the firm and to our clients.

Prior to joining AlixPartners, Arif was Government Data Adviser for the UK Cabinet Office. Previously he was Chief Digital & Information Officer at the UK Ministry of Justice and Chief Digital Officer at Booker Group Plc. He also has had roles as Interim Technology Director at Morrisons Online. Arif received his MBA with Distinction from Cass Business School in London.

“We are delighted to have Arif join our team,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “His wealth of digital business experience – both hands-on and as a leader - will bolster AlixPartners’ overall digital strategy and ultimately benefit our clients.”

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York, and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world. For more information, visit

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Ed Canaday

Ed Canaday

Director, New York