Francois Austin

Partner & Head of Energy,
Oliver Wyman

François Austin is the leader of the Oliver Wyman Energy practice. He has 20 years of consulting experience focused on translating business strategies and ideas into demonstrable results. Francois specializes in business strategy, post-merger integration, performance improvement, risk management and leadership development and has led a number of change improvement programs working at board level within the Oil and Gas, Utilities and Financial Services sectors. François has lived in London, Paris, Rotterdam and the US, equipping him with a deep understanding of, and varied perspective on, the challenges that face the leadership teams of global organizations.

He has contributed to various management books, including The Discipline of Market Leaders, Surfing on the Edge of Chaos and has co-authored Strategic Thinking in Tactical Times and How to Run a Bank. Prior to Oliver Wyman, François was a founding Director of Corven, a global management consulting and financial advisory firm with offices in the UK, North America and Asia.
François holds a double honours degree in economics and economic history.

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