Huw van Steenis joins Oliver Wyman as Vice-Chair and Partner

11 November 2022 2 min. read
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Oliver Wyman has appointed Huw van Steenis as Vice-Chair and Partner. At a time when businesses are determined to realise net-zero ambitions, the new role will see Van Steenis assist the firm’s clients with their transition to lower emissions work.

Huw van Steenis commented, “The transition to a lower carbon economy presents immense opportunities and challenges for finance. I’m energised by the opportunity to work with a firm that prioritises providing clients with the advice, tools and robust data they need to navigate the issues presented by energy transition, and to advise on investment, strategic and risk decisions.”

As Vice-Chair and Partner, Van Steenis will provide strategic consulting services to clients, to assist them in their efforts to capture opportunities and mitigate risks posed by their shift to a lower carbon economy. He will also oversee research of financial markets and sustainability trends, as Oliver Wyman looks to inform clients on key investment and strategic decisions.

Huw van Steenis, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Christian Edelmann, Managing Partner, Europe, Oliver Wyman, noted, “We are incredibly excited to have Huw as part of the Oliver Wyman team as a driving force in our climate finance efforts. We have long respected his leadership and vision in finance, investing and climate, and he brings a unique perspective and powerful insights on the opportunities and navigating the risks on the road to a lower carbon world."

Van Steenis brings a wealth of experience to the role. Currently serving as a member of the Investment Committee at the Oxford University Endowment, he remains co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Responsive Financial Systems. Previous work has seen him serve as a Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of UBS, as well as Senior Advisor to Mark Carney when he was Governor at the Bank of England – producing a report in 2019 which included the world’s first climate scenario exercises for financial institutions on a Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures basis.

Nick Studer, CEO, Oliver Wyman, added, “Huw exemplifies the type of leader we’re looking to add to our team. His network and experience across public and private sector will be critical as we build our climate and investment advisory work. Our conversations with clients underscore the need for advice and deep expertise and insights to help them solve their most complex problems.”

Oliver Wyman is a global management consultancy, with offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries. The firm hosts over 6,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimise their business.