Why Oliver Wyman?I joined after working in the credit card industry for several years, as well as spending time in the non-profit sector with the Public Health Foundation of India. I learned about consulting from my friends at business school and was attracted by the high impact and challenging environment. I found that Oliver Wyman had the best culture in all of the consulting firms…very friendly.
Real work, real fastI got staffed on Day 2 working on operations outsourcing for a large insurance player. OW has given me the freedom to work in the various parts of financial services that I find interesting. The firm has provided some stretch roles and individuals have mentored me to grow within consulting.
In addition to client workI have a passion for experiencing different cultures. OW has given me the opportunity to work in different countries and to live in them for extended periods of 3-4 months each. This has been truly fulfilling. Outside of the firm, I am involved with a variety of things. I established an information portal for leukemia patients in India and have been intimately involved with other cancer organizations. For fun I did a 3 day journey around Simla and Solan (Himachal Pradesh, India) on a budget of 1 rupee. Along the way I became a jewelry salesman and a guide. The work was published in Indian papers! Perhaps my greatest personal achievement was climbing beyond 20,000 ft despite some breathing problems. Just managed to scrape through somehow!