Oliver Wyman appoints nine new partners in the United States

06 December 2018 Consulting.us 3 min. read
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Management consultancy Oliver Wyman announced the appointment of nine partners in the US, effective January 1, 2019. The appointments are part of global set of 28 year-end partner promotions.

Oliver Wyman, a Marsh & McLennan company, provides management consulting services to clients across the globe. The NYC-headquartered firm offers support in the areas of strategy, operations, sale & marketing, risk management, restructuring, and digital transformation, among others. The global consulting firm has over 5,000 professionals working in 50+ cities across almost 30 countries.

Of the nine US partner appointments announced by the firm, seven are for the New York office, while one is in San Francisco and one is in Houston-Dallas.

Elena Belov, a new partner the New York office, boasts over a decade of experience working with large banks, asset management institutions, governments, and regulators. Belov specializes in organizational effectiveness and the efficiency of risk & compliance management functions.

Rico Brandenburg is now a partner in the Risk & Public Policy and Digital practices in New York. He has consulted for numerous financial institutions across the globe, in areas including anti-financial crime and IT and cyber risk management.Oliver Wyman appoints nine new partners in the United StatesRobin Deutsch becomes a partner in New York, with over 10 years of strategy and risk consulting experience in financial services. Deutsch has particular expertise in financial regulation and financial risk technology.

Sam Rosenberg, who boasts over 14 years of management consulting experience, is now a partner at the New York office. His specialization is commercial effectiveness, including pricing, margin management, sales effectiveness, proposition development, and business model innovation.

Michael Sassine is another newly promoted New York partner. Sassine has over a decade of management consulting experience with Oliver Wyman, specializing in the aviation sector – with a focus on profit & loss improvement for airlines.

Hari Naidu is another New York partner promotion. Naidu’s areas of expertise include digital and tech strategy, operating model design, and post-merger integrations, among others.

James Warrick Alexander is the final partner promotion at the New York office. The Chartered Financial Analyst was previously a Principal in the firm’s Americas Finance & Risk and Public Policy practices, and has been with Oliver Wyman for nearly a decade.

Ashley Smith has been promoted to partner at the San Francisco office. Smith has over a decade of management consulting experience, with a focus on the health and life sciences sector.

Finally, Karina Swette has been promoted to partner at the Houston and Dallas offices. Her areas of expertise include market entry, supply chain, due diligence, operational improvement, and customer experience, focused on the energy and transportation industries. She has over a decade of consulting experience.

“We are delighted to welcome these individuals to our Partnership, and extend our congratulations to them,” commented Scott McDonald, President and CEO of Oliver Wyman. “They are an exceptionally talented group and will create impact for our clients and success for our firm.”

Around the world, around the world

The US appointments arrive as part of a wider raft of global partner promotions – reaching the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Singapore, and the UAE. In the UK, those promoted to partner at Oliver Wyman were: Alister French; Ben Holroyd; Patrick Hunt; Pankaj Khanna; Nick Rawlinson; Martin Robinson; Nicholas Tonkes; and Jenny Tsim.

In France, Kevin Smeets was appointed Partner, while new partner Frederico Ucci will be based out of France and Italy. The other partner promotions in Italy were Marco Buonomo and Massimo Castaldo. In Germany, Sebastian Janssen made partner.

In Turkey, Sadik Gencoglan was promoted to partner; in Singapore, Jayant Raman; and in Dubai, Bruno Sousa and Stephen Clements.