Profile

Salim Poonawala is a Partner with Oliver Wyman Labs and is also a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Retail and CPG practice. During his 15-plus years with Oliver Wyman, he has intervened to develop and refine strategies, strengthen capabilities and improve the performance for clients in retail, consumer goods, finance, telecoms and travel.

Salim has built a deep experience in retail, having worked extensively with major grocers, category killers, discounters, wholesalers and online pure players in North America, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia.

Salim acts as a transformation partner to clients, crafting strategic initiatives with them, and enhancing the methods, processes, tools, structure and talent of organizations to realize substantial performance improvements that will last.

Salim has recently moved to Barcelona with his family, after having been based in Boston, London and Paris. He is an avid hobiecat sailor and enjoys racing his car on track.

Salim graduated from Princeton University where he received degrees in Economics and Operations Research.