Kris Safarova is FIRMSconsulting’s Presiding Partner. She was appointed Partner, Corporate Finance in 2015 and Presiding Partner in 2016. She is a former management consultant and corporate banker.
Kris developed FIRMSconsulting’s intellectual capital investment model. She advises on corporate strategy and leads the internal design studio guiding the services, branding and products offered by the portfolio companies. She is the author of 5 books on strategy.
MBA, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, 2012, Deans list with distinction.
B.Comm., UNISA, 2011, Cum laude with highest distinction.
Dipl. Music conc. Classical Piano., DG Shatalov Music College, 1997.
Kris Safarova has extensive experience across many industry sectors, including significant depth in emerging markets, financial services and media. Notable matters include advising:
Director, Corporate Finance
Business Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate and Manager at 2 major international professional service firms
Classical concert pianist touring internationally
Ivey Business Journal feature, Ten Ways for CEOs to Turnaround SOEs, March/April 2013
Ivey Intouch Magazine Profile, Sep 2019