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The right moves

Reflecting on his time at the firm, Oliver explains why it was the right move to join the firm years ago.

McKinsey has given me a platform of credibility. Since joining the firm, I’ve worked directly with CEOs of the largest and most interesting businesses in Nigeria. When I think of the major initiatives that are moving forward, it is wonderful to realize McKinsey people have supported many of them.

My time at McKinsey has allowed me to experience and try different styles of leadership. McKinsey in Lagos is all about learning; constructive coaching and feedback is deeply ingrained in our office traditions, so I have plenty of help as I shape my own style.

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My best team experience was managing a bank turnaround project. What made it fun was the team – we ate together regularly and did a personal weekend trip to Hell’s Gate Park in Kenya to ride bicycles through a safari park, surrounded by animals. These activities helped us bond as a team and made the project special and memorable.

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