Oliver Tonby is the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company in Southeast Asia. He oversees the firm’s offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore, where he is based. Most recently, he was the leader of the firm’s Oil & Gas practice in Asia and led our Malaysia office from 2003 to 2005. Oliver has served clients across Europe, the United States and Asia.
Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Oliver has worked across multiple industries including energy and materials, industrials, private equity and technology. He has worked alongside clients on large scale, integrated transformation and growth including internationalization, organizational development, leadership development, operational improvement, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Oliver also has deep expertise in ASEAN markets, having served governments, government-linked agencies and some of Southeast Asia’s largest companies.
In addition to serving clients, Oliver has a significant interest in developing local companies into regional and global champions, and is passionate about the potential of Asian companies succeeding as entrants to the global marketplace. He has spoken widely on these issues, including to business councils and in major regional conferences, including the Singapore Business Leaders Program and the World Economic Forum on East Asia. Oliver is also a frequent commentator on Southeast Asia, having authored “7 things you need to know about ASEAN” and the McKinsey Global Institute report “Southeast Asia at the crossroads: Three paths to prosperity.”
Prior to joining McKinsey, Oliver worked for Shell International, Norsk Hydro and the Norwegian Army. Oliver holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from INSEAD and a Masters in Science (MSc) in Biochemical Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology.