Lyndsay Anderson
Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA)
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As Chief Operating Officer for the IMEA region, Lyndsay supports the IMEA Managing Partner in running the regional infrastructure and operating model, helping to align it to regional business needs within a globally coordinated framework. Her expertise lies in human capital, a field she has been working in for over 20 years: spanning operations and management, recruiting, learning and development, and staffing. 

Lyndsay’s international upbringing had a strong impact on her career path, leading her to pursue a degree in business and psychology. She has always had an interest in people in the workplace and particularly enjoys the areas of employee relations, wellbeing, and inclusion, and diversity.

Moving to Dubai in 2005 to set up Oliver Wyman’s first office in the Middle East was a turning point. I went from the comfort of a very structured and established operation to starting up an office from scratch in a new region.

Lyndsay had a pivotal role setting up Oliver Wyman’s first office in the Middle East, helping the firm flourish across a number of key practices and industries while remaining at the forefront of the industry in terms of desirable places to work. Fascinated with the atmosphere and frenzied pace of that period, she continues to get excited when something new is set up.

The aspect she particularly likes about the consulting industry is that it is fast-paced and constantly evolving, which requires people entering the field to be intellectually curious, ready to learn, and very adaptable to change. The reward is continuous learning: as colleagues grow and evolve, their mentorship becomes increasingly crucial for the development of the team. 

I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and never got bored of meeting all the talented colleagues joining our firm, with fresh ideas and perspectives, participating in the growth and maturing of our organization.

After hours, Lyndsay coaches a girls’ touch rugby team and spends as much time as she can outdoors with her two daughters.