Alister French
Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods
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Alister French is a partner in the London Office. He is a member of Oliver Wyman’s Retail and Consumer Practice and Oliver Wyman Labs.

Throughout his 10 years at Oliver Wyman, Alister has focused on the application of advanced analytics with process and organisational transformation to improve commercial decisions at consumer facing businesses. 

Alister leads Oliver Wyman’s Retail Solutions team. This delivers advanced processes, analytics, and tooling for commercial decisions at some of the world’s biggest retailers.

The largest part of Alister’s own work is with grocers and supermarkets. Especially, supporting them to build, price, and promote their assortments to customers. Typically this involves creating and equipping client teams who can support their own colleagues on a sustainable basis.

He retains a significant involvement in Oliver Wyman’s Research and Development and is often to be found where cutting edge ideas and approaches are being tested and developed.

Alister holds a doctorate from Oxford University in the chemistry of protein modification and studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University as an undergraduate.  He grew up in Italy and the UK and is fluently bilingual.

Outside of work Alister has a passion for the mountains, the sea, and the countryside. He lives in West London with his wife and two children and spends much of his spare time making practical and creative projects with them.