Our Activity

Carving supports companies on their path for economic growth by linking advisory services in strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions.


Respected advisor at senior executive level for several years, Carving was founded by associates with a dual experience in management and consultancy.


Our goal is to combine analytical skills and methodology with pragmatism and agility.  



Operational and strategic vision 



Experienced and dedicated advisors for each assignment



Sharing our entrepreneurial vision with clients and interlocutors





We have dealt with several types of service companies in France and worldwide (small family-owned company, middle-sized company, large groups, investment funds).


Beyond our extended experience in the transport and logistics sector, Carving also has references in trading, distribution, catering sector, housing promotion, cleaning and facility management companies …

Our actions cover all general management issues, which we approach from Reflection to Action, by establishing a thriving collaboration:



Our approach

‘Carving’ means in other words to sculpt, to sharpen, to grind.


In sport, Carving refers to the concept of performance control: sharpening curves, increasing speed and feeling whilst maintaining control.


When applied to management, the name ‘Carving’ matches perfectly with what we wish to offer our clients.



Our approach is based on five pillars and focused on results:





One goal:

To guaranty satisfaction of 100% of our clients.


To fulfill trust and satisfaction of our clients is our main objective.


Our experience has proved that our clients are also our best ambassadors, so we do everything we can to deserve their trust and help them reach their goals.


Our team

Members of Carving have gained experience in major consultancies and also as managers in companies: thus bringing you the necessary perspective and the tools to structure your reflections, test your intuitions, identify most efficient development options and then transform ideas into action. Our knowledge and experience is at your disposal to succeed in your operations and transformation initiatives.


Associé gérant

Alternant des positions de conseil et de direction en entreprise, Khalid possède 20 ans d’expérience dans la gestion d’entreprises en développement ou en difficulté, en France et à l’international. Il a accompagné avec succès plus de 50 PME et grands groupes dans leurs réflexions stratégiques, l’efficacité managériale et la mise en œuvre de plans de transformation. Il a également conduit de nombreuses acquisitions, cessions, restructurations et liquidations.

Avant Carving, Khalid a été Associé de Management & Participation aux côtés de Jean-Claude MICHEL. Pendant 6 ans ils ont accompagné des directions générales avec une approche impliquée dans les dossiers et pris 4 participations aux côtés de créateurs d’entreprises.

Précédemment, Khalid a développé pendant 5 ans son expertise du secteur Transport-Logistique au sein de Norbert Dentressangle, d’abord dans des fonctions de Direction de projet (Organisation division transport, déploiement SAP) puis de Direction commerciale grands comptes Europe.


Auparavant, il a commencé sa carrière chez PricewaterhouseCoopers où il est intervenu pendant 5 ans sur des projets de transformation pour des grands groupes internationaux (industrie aéronautique, services, télécoms, médias).

Khalid est diplômé de HEC (Executive MBA) et de l’Université Paris-Dauphine (Master Affaires Internationales).

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Senior advisor

Jean-Claude has a 40+ years of experience in managing international service companies, and since 2008 as a management consultant.

In 2008, he created Management & Participation in collaboration with Khalid HAMDOUCH before supporting him now as Senior Advisor.


Among others activities, Jean-Claude sits in several boards. 


Previously, Jean-Claude worked for 19 years in the transport and logistics sector as CEO of Norbert Dentressangle (now XPO).





He previously gained experience in marketing and sales at SODEXO group as head of Hospitals business unit.

Jean-Claude is a graduate from EMLYON Business School.

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Frédéric has 12 years of experience in consulting helping more than 20 large groups and SME in the Transport and services industry. His scope of intervention covers strategic design but also its implementation (organizational optimization, process and performance improvement, systems and change management).

Before joining Carving, Frédéric worked for 4 years with Eurogroup consulting as a Manager in the ‘Transportation, Logistic and Services’ business line leading several transformation initiatives.

Previously, Frédéric worked 3 years for Sopra Consulting in various projects for Service companies: management control and accounting processes, SAP roll-out, communication and change management.


Initially, Frédéric started his career in a small operational advisory firm focusing on management and performance control issues for SME’s. Among others he participated forward strategic integration studies of transport activities.

Frédéric is a graduate from Montpellier Business School in France, and the Sichuan University in China.

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Moreover, we can count on our expert network of operational managers to build the adequate answer to your concerns.