Oliver Wyman's new boss for Russia: Sorin Talamba

03 June 2020 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Sorin Talamba has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of Oliver Wyman in Russia. 

The 18-year company veteran succeeds the Englishman Philip Gudgeon, who led the Moscow office for the past seven years. Gudgeon left the partnership in April to become CEO of Schneider Group, a consultancy and provider of back office services firm to international companies operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Uzbekistan and Armenia. 

Under Gudgeon’s direction, Oliver Wyman managed to establish itself as a leading strategy consultancy in Russia’s consulting market, emulating its global position, building on a track record in mainly four key sectors: financial services, oil & gas, retail and transportation. 

Talamba has been tasked with consolidating the position of Oliver Wyman’s Moscow office, as well as preparing for growth in the post-covid-19 era. He leads a circa 40-strong team of advisors including partners Artiom Arkhangelskiy and Goetz Kuras and principals Maksim Ryabukhin, Artyom Ambartsumyan, Dmitry Lukin, Evgeny Raguzin and Oganes Isaakyan. 

Rorin Talamba, Managing Partner Oliver Wyman Russia

Talamba started his career with Oliver Wyman abroad, and moved back to Moscow in 2010 (he studied in the US), shortly after the Russian office launched. He played a driving role in the growth of the office, and was and still is one of the leaders of the Financial Services practice. Today, Talamba heads the Financial Services for Russia and the CIS. 

The new country leader specialises in business transformation, and takes an integral approach to client issues, spanning strategy, organisational structure, processes, analytics and technology.

Oliver Wyman’s has a number of long standing customers in Russia, such as Sberbank, which the consulting firm has served for nearly a decade. Talamba himself has advised many of Russia’s top banks. In retail, Oliver Wyman works with leading grocery retailers on topics including business model design, e-commerce, supply chain transformation and digitisation.

According to a recent study from Oliver Wyman Russia, demand for ready-made meals from supermarkets and the home delivery of restaurant-cooked meals is booming in the country, in particular among Muscovites seeking convenience and less hassle from cooking their own meals.