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Michel Herquet

Managing Partner

Michel is a Managing Partner and co-founder of B12 Consulting.

He received a Master's degree in Science in Theoretical Physics from the University of Mons in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Particle Physics from UCLouvain in 2008 before working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Nikhef Institute in Amsterdam. His research work focused on large-scale numerical simulations of complex subatomic processes, particularly the hunt for the Higgs boson. He is one of the authors of two of the most successful simulation packages in Particle Physics, totaling over 5000 citations.

Michel co-founded B12 Consulting in 2012 after working as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. His main expertise is in artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on applying this technology to radical innovation in business contexts. He has successfully managed and led hundreds of projects in both software development and Data Science throughout his career and is perceived as a trustworthy advisor by many clients. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and regularly teaches courses in Physics, AI, and management, both at the university and in private companies.

He is also a professional photographer, specializing in portrait and street photography.