Huw Van Steenis Joins Oliver Wyman As Vice-Chair And Partner

November 8, London – Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm and a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC] today announced that Huw van Steenis has joined the firm as Vice-Chair and Partner.

In this new role, Huw will provide strategic consulting services to clients, to assist them in their efforts to capture opportunities and mitigate risks posed by the transition to a lower carbon economy.  He will also drive research of financial markets and sustainability trends to help better inform clients as they make investment and strategic decisions. 

Huw van Steenis, Vice-Chair and Partner, Oliver Wyman, said: “The transition to a lower carbon economy presents immense opportunities and challenges for finance. I’m energised by the opportunity to work with a firm that prioritises providing clients with the advice, tools and robust data they need to navigate the issues presented by energy transition, and to advise on investment, strategic and risk decisions.”

Christian Edelmann, Managing Partner, Europe, Oliver Wyman, added: “We are incredibly excited to have Huw as part of the Oliver Wyman team as a driving force in our climate finance efforts. We have long respected his leadership and vision in finance, investing and climate, and he brings a unique perspective and powerful insights on the opportunities and navigating the risks on the road to a lower carbon world."

Nick Studer, CEO, Oliver Wyman, added: “Huw exemplifies the type of leader we’re looking to add to our team. His network and experience across public and private sector will be critical as we build our climate and investment advisory work. Our conversations with clients underscore the need for advice and deep expertise and insights to help them solve their most complex problems.” 

Huw currently serves as a member of the Investment Committee at the Oxford University Endowment and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Responsive Financial Systems.
In the past, he was Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of UBS and Chair of the Sustainable Finance Committee as well as Senior Advisor to Mark Carney when he was Governor at the Bank of England.
The van Steenis Report catalysed a five-pronged plan for the central bank announced by the Governor in June 2019 and included the world’s first climate scenario exercises for financial institutions on a TCFD basis.

Huw worked at Morgan Stanley for 14 years, spending much of his time there as Global Head Banks and Diversified Financials research; during this time, he and his teams won numerous awards including being voted #1 in investor surveys 12 times. Huw was educated at Oxford and INSEAD and regularly writes on finance, investing and central banking.

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