Oliver Wyman promotes René Fischer to financial services leader

19 May 2023 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

Global strategy and management consulting firm Oliver Wyman has promoted René Fischer to Head of its Financial Services practice in Germany and Austria.

In his tenth year at Oliver Wyman, René Fischer has taken on his most senior role to date, now leading Oliver Wyman’s team of consultants dedicated to clients in the financial services sector.

Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services practice works for banks, insurance companies, asset and wealth managers, regulators, fintechs, among others, and has over the years built a market-leading reputation in Germany’s consulting landscape.

Oliver Wyman promotes René Fischer to financial services leader

After completing his studies at Aachen University, Fischer started his career at mid-sized consultancy firm Consart Management Consultants, where he spent three years. He then moved to strategy consulting firm Roland Berger, where he grew the ranks to principal with a focus on the financial services arena.

At Oliver Wyman, his areas of focus span strategy development and commercial growth, all the way through to transformation, operational optimisation, and digitalisation. He also has experience with transactions and post-merger work, serving both corporates and private equity funds (and their portfolio companies).

Frankfurt-based Fischer works with both large international and local banks, private banks, asset managers and fintechs in Germany and Europe. He also holds a doctoral degree from the EBS University of Economics and Law.

Commenting on the appointment, Kai Bender, Market Leader for Germany and Austria at Oliver Wyman, said: “The financial services industry is one of the cornerstones of our success. I congratulate René on his new role and look forward to his leadership.”

Meanwhile, the former Head of Financial Services for Germany and Austria, Thomas Schnarr, has transitioned to an international role, appointed Global Head of the Corporate Risk & Resilience practice.