Former McKinsey consultant Joerg Weber leads Allianz in Morocco

25 January 2018 Consultancy.africa

Insurance giant Allianz has appointed Joerg Weber, an alumnus of McKinsey & Company, as Managing Director of its operations in Morocco.

Joerg Weber has been with Allianz since 2002. Over the past sixteen years he has held various positions, including Head of Group Management Reporting (2004-2006) and Head of Group Planning & Controlling for the European arm (2006-2010). After leading the business for Western Europe, Weber became a member of the company’s Executive Committee for the Benelux in 2013. In addition, he serves as CEO of All Secur, a direct distribution subsidiary of Allianz in the Netherlands. Under his direction, All Secur has managed to grow into one of the top digital challengers to incumbents in the Dutch insurance market.

In his latest appointment at Allianz, Weber’s mandate has been expanded to cover the firm’s Moroccan business unit. By placing the 49-year-old German-born executive at the helm in Morocco, the insurance company strengthens its executive presence in the country, as Allianz works on executing its ambitious growth strategy for the country and broader Francophone region. In a press statement released last year, Coenraad Vrolijk, CEO of Allianz Africa, the direct report of Weber, said that he aims at doubling the firm’s market share in Morocco, a country with a population of 35 million, of which, on the back of a maturing economy, a growing share are eyeing insurance services.Joerg Weber - Managing Director of Allianz Morroco

Weber has a background in the consulting industry. After starting his career at Dresdner Bank in 1987, he joined McKinsey & Company in 1996, serving the global strategy consulting firm for six years. At McKinsey’s German office, Weber was an Engagement Manager in the firm’s Financial Institutions practice. He also was a member of McKinsey’s Insurance industry practice and the Risk Management service line.

Joerg Weber is a graduate of Paris Business School (ESCP Europe), and holds a PhD in Business Administration from Henley Management College and Brunel University in England.

BCG appoints Othman Omary as new Managing Director of Casablanca office

11 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

Continuing with its expansion activity in the Maghreb region, global management consultancy The Boston Consulting Group has appointed Othman Omary as a Partner and Managing Director of its Casablanca office. Omary is the fourth Partner at in the firm’s regional office.

Omary holds a degree from HEC Paris, an international business school with prestigious MBA and EMBA programmes. Professionally, Omary has worked at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney for nearly a decade between 2004 and 2014. During his time at the firm, he eventually ascended to the position of Principal. 

At A.T. Kearney, his work was centred in the financial services domain, and he worked in the European division with some of the continent’s largest financial institutions. He has been at BCG since he left A.T. Kearney, and has worked with a number of high profile projects in its African practice.

BCG appoints Othman Omary as new Managing Director to Casablanca office

His clients have primarily been situated in Africa, although he has worked at an international level as well. During his time at BCG, he has worked on projects in the strategy and transformation domains, primarily in the banking and insurance domain.

His experience with transformation projects is particularly relevant in the current African context, given that the continent is undergoing a period of rapid digitalisation. An increasing number of firms are looking for support with digital transformations to remain relevant and competitive in the contemporary market.

As the Managing Partner at BCG Casablanca, he will work with a number of other highly ranked colleagues to help BCG participate in this new wave of demand for digital and transformation services. The financial services sector, which is Omary’s area of expertise, is particularly hard hit by digitalisation.

Omary joins four other Partners at BCG Casablanca, including Lisa Ivers who currently leads the division. Other colleagues for Omary will include Hamid Maher, who was appointed a Managing Director at the office early last year.