Pedro Oliveira leads Marsh & McLennan in the Middle East

01 June 2020 2 min. read
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The regional head of Oliver Wyman for the Middle East and Africa, Pedro Oliveira, has been appointed head of Marsh & McLennan for the Middle East region.

Oliveira brings more than two decades of experience in the consulting industry to the role. He joined Oliver Wyman in 2006 and has since ascended the firm’s ranks to become Managing Partner of its MEA region, leading the firm’s offices in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul and Riyadh.

Oliveira specialises in working with clients in the telecom, communications and government sectors on strategic and operational projects. His experience spans working on growth strategies, business transformations and turnarounds in Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, Africa and South-East Asia.

Outside of Oliver Wyman, Oliveira worked in investment banking specialising in the capital markets area at Deutsche Bank and Santander Investment. He also spent three years with Portugal Telecom as a Director, and served DiamondCluster (acquired by Oliver Wyman in 2006) as a Principal.

Pedro Oliveira, Country Leader Middle East - Marsh McLennan Companies

His new role sees him take on a broader remit, now leading Marsh & McLennan’s full portfolio in the Middle East. Namely: Oliver Wyman (Oliveira will continue to lead the business), Mercer (human resources consulting), Marsh (insurance broking and risk management) and Guy Carpenter (reinsurance broking and risk management). 

“Pedro’s extensive experience in the region, leadership skills and commitment to Marsh & McLennan’s clients, make him the ideal executive to spearhead our efforts in the Middle East,” said Alex Moczarski, Chairman of Marsh & McLennan International. 

Alongside growth, Oliveira has been tasked with enabling greater collaboration across the company’s four businesses in the region, as part of Marsh & McLennan’s global vision that interconnected expertise around strategy, risk, organisation and people can build more robust offerings and provide the professional services giant with an edge versus its main rivals. 

In management consulting, Oliver Wyman competes with the likes of McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Strategy&, as well as the consultancy arms of the Big Four, while in human resources, Mercer faces rivals including Aon, Korn Ferry and Willis Towers Watson.

Combined, Oliver Wyman and Mercer generated revenues of $7.1 billion last year for the financial year ending December 2019. Marsh and Guy Carpenter generated to the tune of $9.6 billion.