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October 2nd 2017- Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm with a large focus on banking and financial services has completed a multi-week strategy development consultancy for JA Africa. The consultancy was conducted with a team comprised of Dubai-based professionals of Oliver Wyman working closely with the JA Africa leadership team to develop a 5-year strategy for JA Africa and its 14 nation members in sub-Saharan Africa. After an extensive review and assessment of current operations and interviews with key JA Africa Stakeholders, the Oliver Wyman team has developed a comprehensive report on JA Africa’s long-term vision and strategy.
JA Africa’s long term vision includes injecting innovation into its programs to deliver impact at scale, by maximizing its current school-based model.
In addition to this high-value consultancy, which was delivered pro-bono, Oliver Wyman partner, Greg Rung will also join the Board of Directors of JA Africa. Over his 15 years of experience, Greg has managed 100+ projects for leading financial institutions with key focus areas in bank transformations, SME financing, mBanking, microfinance, development banks, competitiveness and foreign direct investment.
“JA Africa is honored to have had this opportunity from Oliver Wyman. This consultancy gives us an objective view of the context of our work and how we as a network in Africa can leverage our strengths to deliver more impactful programs to young people,” said Elizabeth Bintliff, CEO, JA Africa. “Having Greg join the board also adds to our capacity to work more strategically moving forward.”
About JA Africa:
JA Africa is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the largest global organizations focused on the economic empowerment of youth. JA activates youth for the future of jobs through the delivery of in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA Africa reaches over 230,000 young people in 14 countries in Africa each year.
About Oliver Wyman:
Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge and expertise, with close partnerships and relationships. Oliver Wyman guides its clients through their thorniest business issues, from strategy to organizational effectiveness to the digital revolution using deep industry specialization and world-class expertise and profound thought leadership.