James Emmett Appointed Senior Advisor at Oliver Wyman to Enhance Digital Asset and Blockchain Offering

Nov 12, 2021

November 12, London, UK – Oliver Wyman, the global management consultancy, announced today the appointment of James Emmett as Senior Advisor.  James will advise at the intersection of finance, technology, regulation, and law, with a particular focus on digital assets and blockchain platforms.

James Emmett, Senior Advisor, Oliver Wyman, said: “Oliver Wyman’s profound understanding of financial services and thought leadership on the impact of disruptive technology makes them a very natural partner for me to extend my own impact in this area.”

Ugur Koyluoglu, Global Head of Digital Assets, Oliver Wyman, added: “James’ experience as a practitioner in banking and in digital assets is rare in its combination. It will complement Oliver Wyman’s expertise in this dynamic and increasingly significant area of technology and financial services, enhancing our ability to support clients in designing and delivering their strategies.”

James is a non-Executive Board Director and Senior Advisor at Diem Networks LLC, the Swiss operating company of Diem (formerly Libra), where he previously served as Managing Director & CEO and led the operationalization of the payment network and the ground-breaking regulatory process for Diem with FINMA, the Swiss financial services regulator.  This successfully reached the final stages of the licensing process prior to a strategic decision to migrate the operations to the United States. 

Before joining Diem, James was with HSBC for 25 years, most recently as Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc & Europe where he had responsibility for HSBC’s Wholesale Bank in the UK together with HSBC’s operations across Continental Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Bermuda.  Prior to his CEO role, James held a number of positions at HSBC in business, operations, and strategy covering Wholesale and Retail banking across EMEA, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

He has served on the UK’s Payment Strategy Forum, the UK’s International Trade & Industry Group, the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, the WTO Expert Advisory Group on Trade Finance, the B20 Trade & Investment group and the boards of the Banker’s Association in Turkey and New York State.

Find out more about James here.

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities.  Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC). For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.