About Fulcrium

Need Exceptional Benchmarking Data for Mission-Critical Value-Realisation?

Disilluioned with consortium benchmarking providers churning out standard template reports, or firms prioritising consultancy over benchmarking?

Need a trusted partner that:

  • Has built and owns the world’s most comprehensive Benchmarking and Market Intelligence database?
  • Works with your industry peers and knows your market and it’s challenges inside out?
  • Specialises in Cost and Process Benchmarking Data and Market Intelligence for enhanced value-realisation?
  • Will give you the deepest, most current and most accurate Benchmarking and Market Intelligence Data on your Costs and Processes compared with your closest industry competitors?
  • Has over 19 years created proprietary Competitive, Corporate, Organisation, Strategic, Business Unit, Functional, Financial, Capex, Opex, Operational, Technical, Cost, Process, Complex Services and Value Chain Benchmarking Data Frameworks?
  • Also has the capabilities to transform Benchmarking data into actionable value-identification to meet your most pressing challenges?

If the answer is YES, then contact Fulcrium for further information.

Raju Patel – Chief Executive, Fulcrium

The plan for Fulcrium was always to meld value-realisation services with a tangible asset that would enable us to deliver truly outstanding, rapid performance improvements to our clients.  Our Benchmarking and Market Intelligence database is now that best-in-class unique asset.  It puts us head and shoulders above every other benchmarking firm, enabling us to focus on only the most mission-critical benchmarking requests by clients.

Fulcrium was founded almost two decades ago by Raju Patel.  As CEO, Raju manages the business globally and provides benchmarking intelligence and strategic advice to Boards, Directors, Business Heads and Functional Heads in many of the world’s largest and most successful companies.

The result?  Numerous long-term global relationships based on mutual trust.

Raju holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) Economics/Computing from City University, London.  He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of The British Computer Society and a Board Director on the Executive Committee of the London Business School Alumni Energy Club.  He was formerly a Board Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Treasurer of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, both based in London.  He writes for several management publications including the Financial Times, and is a specialist Benchmarking Executive Trainer.

Prior to founding Fulcrium in 2000, as one of the leading global strategists in Accenture’s Strategic Services practice, Raju developed Board and Director-level strategies including advising Fortune companies on mergers, acquisitions and divestments.  Earlier experience was gained within the Specialist Consulting Services division of KPMG Consulting in London.

From the earliest days of the company, Fulcrium has built a matchless database of benchmarking and market intelligence from major companies across multiple sectors and in many geographies throughout Europe, the Americas, the Far East, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.  Insights gained from this multi-sector and global coverage are at the heart of our benchmarking and strategic services, and are the envy of other benchmarking providers and consultancies.

The result?  Exceptional – and Unique – expertise in custom benchmarking and practical value-identification.

Working alongside Raju is Fulcrium’s dedicated team of specialist benchmarking professionals and strategists, drawn from the world’s largest and most respected companies including Accenture, AT Kearney, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, EY, GE, Goldman Sachs, IBM, KPMG, Linklaters, McKinsey, PwC, Schlumberger, Sullivan & Cromwell and Wood MacKenzie.

The team’s proven track record in combining value-realisation skills, country and sector experience and deep functional knowledge enables Fulcrium to provide unrivalled benchmarking intelligence, actionable value-identification, compliance, training and risk management solutions – in very tight timescales.

The result?  We are the first port of call for urgent and mission-critical benchmarking engagements where high-value-realisation is the goal.

If your organisation needs an exceptional team to deliver fast-tracked customised benchmarking intelligence that will make a tangible difference to your performance, quality, and bottom line, then contact us today.


Over a period of some 6 months, we exceeded our value-realisation targets and the close collaboration with Fulcrium was intrumental in achieving this.  Given the requirement for specific and actionable benchmarks and market intelligence, I would engage Fulcrium again.  Board Director – Supermajor

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