New partners at Oliver Wyman: Cornelia Neumann and Dilek Izek

03 December 2021 2 min. read
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Oliver Wyman has appointed two new partners in its Amsterdam office: Cornelia Neumann en Dilek Izek.

Cornelia Neumann has been with the global strategic consulting firm since 2011, having previously worked at the Bank of England. She focuses on clients in the financial services industry.

Neumann spent the bulk of her time at Oliver Wyman working with European banks and regulators on key regulatory matters, ranging from stress testing and compliance (such as anti-money laundering) to governance and risk culture. More recently, she has worked with clients on sustainability strategy and ESG transformation.

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During the financial crisis years (and its aftermath) she gained extensive experience working with central banks and national authorities on preserving the stability of financial systems. It was an experience that left indelible memories: “Walking out of a central bank building being protected by a cordon of riot police is something you never forget.”

Dilek Izek has been with the firm for over eight years, joining in 2013 after she completed her degree at Princeton University in the United States. She is one Oliver Wyman’s high-flyers in the Amsterdam office, being promoted to partner at just the age of 31 (in comparison: between 34 and 36 is average, but there also are many in strategy consulting that first become a partner at the age of 40+).

Izek advises clients in the financial services domain, in particular in the area of finance and risk. She specialises in IRB-modelling (which is used for assessing credit risks) and credit risk enhancement, and helps clients with transforming the operating model of their credit function.

Coen de Vuijst, partner en managing partner of the Amsterdam office, said: “We are extremely proud to welcome Cornelia and Dilek to the leadership team. It proves that our office is capable of scouting, training and providing opportunities for young talent.”

The double promotion in the Netherlands is part of a record intake of new partners at Oliver Wyman, 60 in total, the highest number in its 37-year history. Globally, the consulting firm has more than 5,000 consultants working from offices in 29 countries.