Tell us about your job

I work as a consultant, mostly focusing on the financial services industry. Although I have been involved in a wide range of topics, I have been interested in projects related to culture and organizational change.

What’s your background?

I have lived in Japan most of my life but have also lived in USA, Germany and the UK. Oliver Wyman has been a great place to work because I can leverage expertise and support from my colleagues globally.

Could someone with a different background do your job?

Yes. I’ve worked with colleagues who spent their lives in different countries, experienced different careers, and have different life ambitions. Oliver Wyman has been a place where individuals can create their own desired career path. If you have this mindset of creating your own career path, Oliver Wyman is the place for you.

What’s the coolest thing about your job?

The people. I have met extremely intelligent, genuine and motivating colleagues who are willing to collaborate and create a respectful work environment. Having such great mentors who support my career is also a great privilege. The global network has been very interesting and helped me step up as a truly global consultant. Currently, I am working on a project in Sydney, and I get to work with clients and colleagues to solve issues in a different context.

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

  1. Don’t worry too much about career plans. It will be an ongoing journey and you do not need to have the answers to everything as a student. 

  2. Make your own decisions. Make sure you are making the decision you want rather than from external pressure. This will help you push through during difficult times because you know why you are here. 

  3. Value college relationships. Your college friends may end up doing something completely different to you. It would be valuable to maintain these relationships and to learn from each other.

Tell us about your best moment at Oliver Wyman

Hanging out with my best friends who I have met at Oliver Wyman. Spending Fridays with my work friends has become my weekly routine.