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 is also head of the Frankfurt office and 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!