Amsterdam: Oliver Wyman has opened an office in Amsterdam as part of its commitment to clients in the Netherlands. The global consulting firm has been building its offering to Dutch financial services, the public service and retail clients since the mid-1990s and now offers consultancy services across all industries and capabilities.
The consultancy has hired Robert Bark as partner and Amsterdam office leader. Bark joins from PwC where he built the Netherlands financial services advisory team, focusing on insurance and retail bank operations. He will be joined in Amsterdam by Ted Rudholm-Alfvin who has been instrumental in building the consultancy service for Dutch clients, and Jeroen Kremers, who acts as Oliver Wyman's Senior Adviser in the Dutch market and internationally.
"It is great to be able to offer local expertise, as well as our global knowledge, to our Dutch clients," said Davide Taliente, Managing Partner, Europe.
"We've been working with local financial services firms and retailers for some time. Now we can be closer to them and so build a better understanding of their business context, such as their local industry, regulatory and political backdrops. We're very pleased to have Robert Bark on board — his knowledge of the Dutch market is invaluable."
"It is exciting to join Oliver Wyman to help build the Netherlands client offering," said Bark.
"This consultancy is unique in its depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise and I'm looking forward to working with such an enthusiastic team of partners who are so skilled in helping clients to solve strategic and regulatory challenges."
The office will be supported by a team of local consultants and partners.