These are the notes of the Oliver Wyman PPT on the 19th of October, 2007 at ISB.
The people present from OW were
Manny Montoria - Talent Manager, Mark Kremers - A principal from the Dutch(cluster) consulting and ISB alum of 2006 Sunil Rana.Mr. Kremers was a principal from the CMT group which is the Communications, Media and Technology group.
They informed the audience Mercer + Mercer O&W + Delta are al now under the umbrella of OW.The track record of OW was for all to see. They declared that OW makes 500 $ + per consultant per year. They have revenues of nearly 1.2 Billion $ and a market share of 3 % and a growth rate of 25 %.
Their CCG ( Core Consulting Group ) consists of the GMC ( General Managment Consulting ) and the FSC ( Financial Services consulting ). The GMC in particular caters to the following verticals-
- Automotive - Germany
- CMT - Middle East
- Aviation - Middle East
- Surface Transport - Middle East
They also explained as to why OW is placed in Dubai . Some key takeaways about O&W were
- A very collaborative environment
- Exposure to real clients and responsibility from day 1.
- Early and deep specialization
- International work from day 1
- Result oriented promotions
- Commitment to mentorship and feedback
- Large connected alumni network
Some of their major clients include Mashreq Bank, Q tel and Qatar airways. OW are specialists in capital markets. They have completed enormous assignments which involved due diligence and valuations of fast growing companies and hence specialized in M&A.
Deadline - 25th of Nov, 2007 ( Cover Letter + CV )
1st Round interview - Jan 2nd week ( knock - out ); 1 -2 interviews
2nd Round interview - Feb Mid;3 interviews at Hyderabad or Dubai
Additional Points - Try and be creative in the Cover letter;focus on industry rather than functional specialization