Tell us about your job

I’m an associate at Oliver Wyman and our main role as consultants is to provide expert advice and support organizations to solve specific business problems and improve their overall performance. The type of work varies for every client because they have different needs. I have worked on a variety of projects, not limiting to, building digital banks, developing new insurance propositions, helping a bank provide banking-as-a-service to ecosystem partners, reviewing credit risk management, reviewing compensation and conducting due diligences. A big reason why I enjoy consulting is that we get to meet new people and solve new problems all the time.

What’s your background?

I’m born and bred in Singapore. I graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (specializing in Banking and Finance). I was fortunate to spend a semester in Canada and traveled every week across the country, US and Europe. This experience sparked my love for travelling and I’m so glad that my current job helps to fuel this! 

Back home, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and picking up new sports! 

Could someone with a different background do your job?

Yes! Everyone starts from ground zero. At the start of my career, I was worried about not having any experiences in doing cases or consulting internships. However, I soon learnt that everyone picks things up on projects. One of the best things about Oliver Wyman is that everyone is willing to teach, as long as you take the initiative to ask and are open to learning.

What’s the coolest thing about your job?

The coolest thing about the job is that we get to help organizations with real issues and make real impact. From IPO and FX trading partnerships to digital bank launches, it is incredibly gratifying to witness the tangible impact and positive outcomes that result from us assisting clients in their endeavors.

What three pieces of advice would you give to your younger self as a student?

  1. Be open to trying new things. As a student, my goal was always to join banking once I graduated. I made a spontaneous decision to explore consulting and it turned out to be a choice I don’t regret. 

  2. Be teachable. Approach every learning opportunity with an open mind. There is always something new to learn from everyone you meet. 

  3. Be curious. Cultivate a sense of curiosity in different topics. One of the easiest ways to learn is from people around you so don’t be afraid to ask them questions and learn from them.

Tell us about your best moment at Oliver Wyman

There are too many to name. I enjoy work trips with my teams and developing great friendships with colleagues not just in Singapore but also in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and many more.