John Drzik joined the former Oliver, Wyman & Company in 1984 and was named its Chairman in 2000. He played a key role in establishing the firm’s leadership position in financial services strategy and risk management consulting. In 2003, Marsh & McLennan Companies acquired OWC. Three years later, John was appointed to his chairmanship role and led the effort to realign Marsh & McLennan’s portfolio of businesses in specialty consulting areas into the form they have today as Oliver Wyman Group.
The author of numerous articles on strategy, risk management, and financial services, John is a frequent speaker at conferences, and has been invited to present at industry and regulatory events sponsored by the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, World Energy Congress, and the Financial Times. He is also the founder of the Oliver Wyman Institute, a cooperative academic forum designed to accelerate knowledge transfer between the academic community and the financial services industry.
John graduated summa cum laude with a BSE in Engineering Management Systems from Princeton University. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Betaworks and the International Risk Governance Council, and on the Industry Advisory Board of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center.
John is married with two children and lives in New Jersey. He enjoys golf, jazz, and traveling to new destinations.