About Oliver

Oliver is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Southeast Asia’s offices, based in Singapore. He previously served as the country office manager for Malaysia and was the leader of the Oil & Gas Practice in Asia. Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Oliver has worked across multiple industries including energy and materials, industrials, private equity, and technology. He is also on the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which advises on MGI's research on global economic, business, and technology trends, and co-authored MGI's report Southeast Asia at the crossroads: Three paths to prosperity.

He has served leading corporations and governments in Europe, the United States, and Asia. He has worked alongside clients on large-scale integrated transformations and growth, including strategic planning, developing organizations, leadership development, improving operations, and mergers and acquisitions. A Norwegian native, Oliver has deep expertise in Southeast Asian markets, having served clients in the region over the past decade. He has served governments, government-linked agencies and some of Southeast Asia’s biggest companies in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Under Oliver’s leadership, the McKinsey Innovation Campus (MIC) was launched in 2012, in partnership with the Singapore government, through the Economic Development Board. The first of its kind for McKinsey globally, the MIC is designed to deliver groundbreaking knowledge that helps companies in Singapore and across Asia address their toughest challenges. The MIC includes centers for productivity, Asian consumer insights, and government.

In addition to serving clients and driving new initiatives, Oliver has a significant interest in developing local companies into regional and global champions, and he is passionate about the potential of Asian companies succeeding as entrants to the global marketplace. He has spoken on these issues to a wide range of audiences—including the World Economic Forum ASEAN, the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit and the Singapore Business Leaders Program.

Published work

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2014

Ten ideas to reshape Indonesia’s energy sector,” (PDF–525 KB), McKinsey & Company, September 2014

Media

More than 40% of work tasks will be automated,” CNBC Street Signs, April 2017

Past experience

Shell International
Development engineer

Norsk Hydro
Process engineer

Education

INSEAD
MBA

Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology
MSc, biochemical engineering