Oliver Wyman adds Ashish Sharma to Australian partner team

28 February 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Global strategic consulting firm Oliver Wyman has strengthened its Australian partnership with Ashish Sharma, who joins from rival Strategy&.

Appointed a partner in its Financial Services practice, Ashish Sharma brings 22 years of consulting and industry experience to Oliver Wyman’s growing team in Australia.

Sharma joins from PwC’s strategy consulting outfit Strategy&, where he spent over thirteen years, including six years with predecessor Booz & Company (which joined PwC in a US$1 billion deal).

Ashish Sharma, Partner, Oliver Wyman

During this period, Sharma has supported clients on growth, productivity, operating model design, change management and digital transformation, with a strong focus on financial institutions. He also has experience in telecom and public sector where he advised clients on pricing, distribution, mergers & acquisitions, divestment, regulatory and cost-out strategies.

“We are delighted to have gained an expert in insurance and wealth management in Ashish. His depth of experience will reinforce our position in financial services in Australia,” said Edward Emanuel, Partner and Market Leader for Australia and New Zealand at Oliver Wyman.

“With Ashish on board, Oliver Wyman is well positioned to help our clients and the broader industry adapt to the changing landscape, particularly the challenges and opportunities presented by growth and digital transformation,” Emanuel added.

Commenting on his move, Sharma said; “The focus on strategic, results-oriented consulting in a global business model inspired me to take the next step in my consulting career with Oliver Wyman.”

“Further, Oliver Wyman has great depth and breadth of expertise in financial services locally and globally. This is evident in the large volume of cutting-edge work they currently do in this space with banks, insurers and wealth providers – including established players, challengers and fintechs,” he added.

Billed as one of its key growth markets internationally, Oliver Wyman (5,000+ professionals in 30 countries) has been investing heavily in its ANZ team over the past six months, with multiple partners and mid-career professionals hired from tier-one rivals and industry. The firm also turned to inorganic means to accelerate its growth, acquiring Azure Consulting last month.