Ronan O'Kelly leads Oliver Wyman's European corporate banking practice

24 December 2021 1 min. read
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London based Partner Ronan O’Kelly has been appointed to lead Oliver Wyman’s corporate banking wing in Europe. O’Kelly has been with the firm for more than 10 years, and will now work to help clients in the wholesale banking sector transform their operations.

Commenting on his new role, O’Kelly noted, “We’re helping clients to build the corporate banks of the future. We are often looking at a business model that hasn’t changed in decades and working with teams to ask, how can they serve their customers better?”

Leading the corporate and institutional banking practice in Europe, O’Kelly will support clients across the wholesale banking to grow their business, and reshape their business models for the future. He specialises in corporate banking, payments and trade finance and new digital business models.

Ronan OKelly, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Europe, Oliver Wyman

Following his promotion, O’Kelly was keen to note the culture of Oliver Wyman, which enables him to succeed. The firm fosters a non-hierarchical environment, where ideas quickly translate into action, he stated.

O’Kelly added, “It’s a hugely privileged position to be in at every level, seeing the most pressing problems that are facing complex institutions. You can be part of solving problems at pace and ask, why is that the case and how can it be better?”

Oliver Wyman is a global management consultancy, with offices in 60 cities across 29 countries. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to improve their operational performance and risk profiles. Among other services, the company also has a retail banking practice, which is separate from the corporate banking practice that O’Kelly now heads.