Oliver Wyman Asia-Pacific at a Glance


  • "Firm culture and client impact."
  • "Professional growth and development."
  • "Great team, entrepreneurial to the bone."


  • "Unpredictable working hours and travel."
  • "Limited choice in selecting practice."
  • "Still relatively niche in Asia."

The Buzz

  • "Financial services."
  • "Specialist consulting, strong in banking."
  • "Some gems."
  • "Good in APAC."

About Oliver Wyman Asia-Pacific

Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in more than 100 countries. The largest component of Oliver Wyman Group is Oliver Wyman, a management consulting business which has more than 4,000 consultants working out of offices in over 50 cities spread across some 26 countries. Oliver Wyman Group also includes NERA Economic Consulting and the brand and identity consultancy Lippincott. 

The firm's consulting services cover the automotive, aviation, aerospace and defense, communications, energy, media, financial services, industrial products and services, health and life sciences, public policy, retail and consumer products, and surface transportation sectors. Its clients include numerous Global 1000 companies, more than 80 percent of the world's largest 100 financial institutions and heads of Fortune 1000 companies.

Global reach

Although Oliver Wyman is headquartered in New York, the firm has a very cosmopolitan flavor with a footprint on five continents. While the firm has a strong foothold in North America, more than half of its offices are located elsewhere, and more than 50 percent of its employees are European. Further boosting the company's geographic and business reach, meanwhile, is the fact that the other companies owned by parent company MMC are available, should opportunities arise for collaboration with Oliver Wyman. Lastly, the company's global staffing approach places consultants on projects based on expertise and development need, no matter their home office. Cross-pollination throughout the offices is the norm rather than the exception. 

Nonprofit opportunities

The firm is committed to the concept of work-life balance and, as part of that commitment, it offers several programs for staff to recharge their batteries or pursue other interests. One example is the Non-Profit Fellowship program, in which employees can choose to work for a non-profit organization for three to six months, while the firm pays a stipend equivalent up to 40 percent of their salary. Since 2008, Oliver Wyman has had an alliance with micro-lending organization Kiva.org, operating a formal externship program that dedicates consulting staff to supporting Kiva's expansion. Oliver Wyman has a strong relationship with One Acre Fund, an organization which invests in farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi to generate a permanent gain in farm income to reduce poverty and hunger. Additionally, consultants have collaborated with organizations such as Teach for India, United Way, Technoserve and Baseball for Peace, to name a few. 

Oliver Wyman has also established long-term partnerships with select non-profit organizations to provide pro-bono consulting services. For example, it has worked with Room to Read, which aims to transform the lives of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. The Boston, Stamford, Houston and London Symphony Orchestras, Junior Achievement, Women's World Banking, Vision Fund International, Trees for Cities, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind are all organizations for which Oliver Wyman provided assistance. The list continues to grow. The firm publishes a yearly report related to its social impact efforts.

Experts at research

It's not enough for Oliver Wyman's consultants to know their industries-they have to know them well enough to be able to publish cutting edge reports on the state of those industries and the multitude of forces that are reshaping them. For example, the firm has been putting out a "State of the Financial Services Industry" report every year since 1997 along with annual flagship reports that analyze the State of the Healthcare Industry and Women in the Financial Services Industry

In addition to a steady stream of articles that are regularly shared with clients, Oliver Wyman publishes seven journals annually which contain the firm's latest thinking on issues of importance to senior business leaders. Its annual Oliver Wyman Risk Journal has existed since 2011 and the Oliver Wyman Retail Journal has been published since 2012. An annual "Ten Ideas" report examines how an important macro trend is changing multiple industries; the 2016 version focused on digital innovations. Additionally, the firm conducts research each year with the World Economic Forum and parent company MMC on global risks. The results are published in their annual "Global Risk Report," which identifies all the major global risks, assesses their economic impact and recommends mitigation solutions.

The firm's partners regularly contribute opinion pieces to financial and business publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes,  the Wall Street Journal,  and the Financial Times. Oliver Wyman frequently highlights new reports and thought leadership on the Insights section of its website, in its Ideas  app (available from the Apple App Store), on LinkedIn and on Twitter. 


September 2016

3rd Annual Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center Summit: "The Consumer Imperative - Transforming Healthcare from the Outside In."

The 2016 Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit is built around advancing healthcare transformation in an increasingly consumer-centric environment. From business models to market plans, and from strategic alliances to risk-taking, the Summit will convene over 500 senior leaders - both incumbents and new players - to explore both the many complexities surrounding the consumer imperative, and the organizational capabilities required to succeed in the new consumer-driven marketplace.

Summer 2016 

Fortune lists Oliver Wyman amongst the Best 100 Workplaces for Millennials and amongst the Top 50 U.S. Workplaces for Recent College Grads 

Fortune's research partners surveyed more than 88,000 millennials at more than 600 companies that have been certified as a Great Place to Work. According to one millennial employee, "The level of responsibility and autonomy is incredibly high. The company hires extremely smart people, gives them the resources to succeed, and then trusts them to execute." Says another: "It is evident that the company wants people to enjoy working for the company in the great benefits offered, the concern for work-life balance, and the efforts taken to ensure a positive team environment." Learn more

Additionally, an evaluation of roughly 600 companies certified as Great Workplaces by Great Place to Work® placed OW in the Top 50 US Workplaces for Recent College Graduate. The list winners earned consistent praise on topics relevant to new graduates. These are workplaces where new hires can count on a fair, supportive and meaningful environment as they make the transition into the workforce. Learn more. 

May 2016 

Transportation and Logistics Journal

Oliver Wyman's annual Transport & Logistics Journal explores the complex and unprecedented changes occurring in technology, markets, and society that are challenging companies across the transportation, logistics, and travel sectors. Many of these changes are encapsulated in the idea of the fourth industrial revolution - a paradigm shift that will fuse together an array of evolving technologies, thereby ushering in new levels of connectedness, automation, and transparency. No industry will escape the business implications of a digitalizing culture and economy. Operations and assets will continue to get smarter, while simultaneously delivering a river of sensor-based data that will require much more sophisticated analytical tools. At the same time, changes in consumer culture - from e-commerce expansion to mobile app-based everything and crowdsourcing - will increasingly guide the choices companies make as they seek new avenues of growth. These brief articles are designed to be a starting point for consideration and discussion of what the next ten years might hold for transportation-related industries - both in terms of these global trends and changes specific to each industry. 

April 2016 

Digital Industry - The True Value of Industry 4.0

An overwhelming amount of words have been written about digitalization, the Internet of Things and Big Data. But most of it concerns the way digital technology will transform products and business models in the consumer space. This business-to-consumer (B2C) perspective is of little relevance to industrial firms and their senior executives. The applications of digital technology in "engineered products" industries will be quite unlike those in the consumer space, but no less transformative. "Digital Industry - The True Value of Industry 4.0" aims to give industrial clients a perspective on the true value of "Industry 4.0" in their industrial businesses - in large part by providing concrete examples of digital industry, both those that are emerging and those that are likely to arise.

March 2016

The Oliver Wyman Energy Journal Volume 2

Change is now the only constant in the energy industry. The second edition of the Oliver Wyman Energy Journal represents the latest thinking across the firm's energy practice on how oil and gas companies, utilities, governments, investors, and even consumers will need to rethink basic assumptions that have guided the energy sector worldwide for decades. The Journal examines how unprecedented shifts are resulting in new opportunities and risks that impact not just the energy sector, but also every company and person that depends on it.

January 2016

World Economic Forum Annual Global Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Oliver Wyman uses this unique gathering of over 3,000 leaders from business, government, academia, and the arts to showcase some of its leading ideas to a premier audience assembled, in the words of the Forum, "to improve the state of the world."

2016 saw the launch of a flagship report: "Modular Financial Services: The New Shape of the Industry", which outlined the challenges and opportunities in the move to "modular", with digital distribution platforms, new product providers, alternative sources of capital and a growth in outsourcing fundamentally reshaping the industry. The Health and Life Sciences Partners also hosted a senior panel on "Sugar, Obesity, and Diabetes - the Other Global Food Crisis." 

In parallel and in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies, the annual Global Risk Report was launched just prior to Davos. For full details on the wide range of impact and activity, please visit Oliver Wyman's Davos microsite.

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Oliver Wyman Asia-Pacific

8 Marina View #09-07 Asia Square
Tower 1
Singapore 018960
Phone: +65 6510 9700
Fax: +65 6327 0672


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Stock Symbol: MMC
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Scott McDonald
  • 2016 Employees: 4,100

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Aviation, Aerospace & Defense
    Business Transformation
    Communications, Media & Technology
    Corporate Finance & Restructuring
    Finance & Risk
    Financial Services
    Health & Life Sciences
    Manufacturing Industries
    Marketing & Sales
    Organization Effectiveness
    Operations & Technology
    Public Sector
    Retail & Consumer Products
    Surface Transportation
    Value Sourcing

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY (HQ)
  • Over 58 offices across 25 countries