In my previous life I was a graphic designer but then decided to do something completely different and study business administration and economics. In my last year of University, I was focusing on empirical corporate finance and information systems, which were both extremely helpful in the beginning as a Consultant. When I met the Oliver Wyman crowd at a hosted dinner I felt I had found a professional home. If you are curious, self-driven and a enjoy solving other people’s problem this is the best job you can have.
Ernst helps his clients to rethink the way they look at commodities: moving from a static to a holistic, dynamic optimization view. Clients seek him out for his expertise and experience in optimizing value chains and understanding commodity trading markets.
It's important for Ernst to help his clients develop a more effective, and, more importantly, a more enjoyable way of working. He's changed the way they think about their business and activities and has taken genuine pride in breaking up silos and restructuring organizations to create a more pleasant work experience for everyone
Ernst is based in Oliver Wyman's Frankfurt and Moscow offices. He leads the European Oil and Gas Downstream team; next to this he has a focus on Trading and Risk projects. And, as an enthusiastic snowboarder, he knows a lot about taking risks.
Outside of consulting? I'd say I love snowboarding. There's nothing like 2000m altitude top-bottom runs in fresh powder!