About Oliver

Oliver is a Partner based in McKinsey’s Tokyo office. He joined the firm in 1998 in London, spent 16 years in Mainland China before transferring to Tokyo in 2016. He has worked extensively in the commodity and resources sectors serving Asian and multi-national companies. His work focuses on strategy, corporate finance, and business development for both industry players and financial institutions with exposure to the sector, including private-equity firms and sovereign-wealth funds.

In the commodities sector, Oliver recently helped a leading global mining company evaluate the future evolution of the iron-ore pricing mechanism as the commodity moves toward a fully- liquid spot market supported by transparent and efficient trading platforms and indexes. This required understanding the future role the derivatives market would have for both price setting for physical deliveries as well as hedging for key midstream players.

In the corporate-finance sector, he recently supported a leading Japanese metals company in evaluating an acquisition in the European specialty-metals sector. This involved understanding the future regional and global supply-demand dynamics, identifying key value drivers for the business, and providing valuation and negotiation support for the client through the transaction process.

In addition to client work, Oliver leads McKinsey’s institutional research on commodities and is a frequent presenter at investor road shows and conferences on the global commodity sector.

Published work

The growing importance of steel scrap in China,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017

Education

Harvard Business School
AMP

Oxford University
BA (honors), classics

Tsinghua University
Advanced Chinese diploma