Ernst was a graphic designer before changing course to study business administration and economics. In his last year at university, he focused on empirical corporate finance and information systems, both of which prove valuable as he entered the consulting world. Today, he serves as a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Energy and Natural Resources practice.
When I met the Oliver Wyman crowd at a hosted dinner I felt I had found a professional home. If you are curious, self-driven and a enjoy solving other people’s problem this is the best job you can have.
Ernst helps his clients to rethink the way they look at commodities, moving from a static to a holistic, dynamic optimization view. Clients seek him out for his expertise and experience in optimizing value chains and understanding commodity trading markets.
It's important for Ernst to help his clients develop a more effective, and, importantly, more enjoyable way of working. He's changed the way they think about their business and activities and has taken genuine pride in breaking up silos and restructuring organizations to create a more pleasant work experience for everyone.
Ernst is based in Oliver Wyman's Frankfurt and Moscow offices. He leads the European Oil and Gas downstream team and has a focus on trading and risk projects. And, as an enthusiastic snowboarder, he knows a lot about taking risks.