Having spent a third of his life each in Germany, India, and the UK, Aditya was quickly exposed to interacting with different cultures, values, and styles of interaction. His multi-cultural identity and early exposure to interacting with diverse groups set him up well for his work at Oliver Wyman with global clients who themselves span multiple geographies.
My approach to thriving in diverse teams is certainly informed by my life experiences of finding ways to communicate across cultures and languages.
Prior to diving into the consulting industry, Aditya earned his master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. After graduating, he spent a few years in the Oliver Wyman London office before making the move to Amsterdam.
Now an Associate in the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Practice, Aditya makes apt use of his degree to support a variety of clients in the transportation sector, including airlines, rail operators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) providers.
Much of Aditya’s work revolves around operational strategy and commercial planning, touching on themes of digital transformation and leadership. His projects range from predicting, preparing for, and reducing flight disruption, to developing the optimal route structure to maximize asset utilization and profitability. Addressing these problems requires gathering appropriate data and applying advanced analytical methodologies to harness meaningful insights.
Beyond the numbers, Aditya has been able to bring important qualitative perspective to his clients. His work on crewing strategy – enabling airlines to ensure that they have the right crew with the right qualifications available to fly at the right time from the right airport – has allowed him to prove the importance of a diverse workforce.
As part of my work ensuring a healthy pipeline of crew in the medium- and long-term, I have worked to demonstrate not just the moral responsibility but also the tangible business case for tapping into talent pools that can improve the gender and racial diversity of their crew.