Michael is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s global Transportation Practice based in Zurich, Switzerland. As a Partner, he advises airlines, airports, and logistics service providers on strategy, with a particular spin on performance improvement and restructuring.
Utilizing his 25 years of experience in the industry, Michael has spearheaded turnaround cases for airlines, maritime shipping, logistics, and hotel companies in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His consulting approach is heavily influenced by his focus on analytics and finance in his research, as well as his experience as an investment banker.
In transportation industries, margins are traditionally tight, so you have to address all relevant levers and manage plans comprehensively. The complexity continues to fascinate me, especially large turnaround cases that require improvements for every function in the business portfolio.
To those entering consulting, Michael’s advice is to focus on projects that you believe in and to work on them in a stringent manner. Offline, Michael remains an avid traveler and continues to explore new countries and geographies, together with his family and friends.