Partner & Head, Financial Services, Public Policy Practice, Oliver Wyman, Australia
Jacob Hook is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Sydney office. He has extensive experience from consulting to leading financial institutions across Asia Pacific and Europe and worked in Singapore for five years before transferring to Australia.
Jacob’s expertise includes a broad range of Financial Services strategy and policy issues. His industry focus includes wholesale banking, capital markets, and asset management in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Jacob has led Oliver Wyman’s Corporate and Institutional Banking practice in Australia since 2009. Functionally his work includes business strategy, corporate development and M&A, organisational design and transformation, and market entry. He is also heavily engaged in financial services policy issues in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region and is working as an advisor to the Australian Financial System Inquiry in 2014.
Prior to joining Oliver Wyman Jacob worked for the superannuation division of National Mutual (later AXA) in Australia as well as a consultant for private and public sector entities in Southeast Asia.
He is the author of numerous published reports on the financial services sector in Asia Pacific (including capital markets businesses in Australia) and a regular speaker at industry events.
Jacob holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Victoria University in New Zealand, an MALD in International Finance and Banking from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.