As the Global Head of Oliver Wyman's Energy Practice and the Co-Leader of the firm's Climate and Sustainability Team, Francois Austin has been named one of Business Insider's Top People Transforming Business. Through his work, Francois seeks to transform how companies look at sustainability to help them make the bold shift toward ESG investing.
There is probably no industry on the planet more in the throes of transformation than the energy sector.
The accolade recognizes Francois for his work on a range of climate related agendas, including decarbonisation projects in an array of industries, among them energy, steel, and transportation. While his achievements are significant, highlights include consulting on operational risk issues resulting from major industry disasters and incidents, advising on a number of energy mergers, and working on restructurings for the power industry. And Francois' passion for the energy sector extends outside of the office, where he is on the board of the UK Energy Council and a lead on the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index.