The Professional Development Institute
Harvard University Global System
Harvard® Planner Group

Dr. Michael Rees
Senior Partner
Quantitative Analysis
Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Strategic and Financial Modelling

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  • Certificate in Quantitative Finance (won Wilmott Award and graduated top of class), UK, 2003
  • MBA Program (Distinction), INSEAD, France, 1992
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, Oxford University, UK, 1985-88
      Designed and programmed numerical algorithms for computer simulation
  • 1st Class Honours, Mathematics, Oxford University, UK, 1982-85
  • 4 A-levels (A grades), 2 S-levels (Distinctions), UK, 1980-82

Senior Consultant and Trainer in Quantitative Analysis & Financial Modelling, UK, 2002-Present
  • Conducted consulting engagements for wide range of clients, including: major corporations, private equity firms, fund managers, strategy consultants, and risk management consultants (e.g. financial modelling, business case analyses, cost budgeting and pricing strategy, valuation modelling, securitisation analysis, negotiation support, due diligence and post-transaction planning, design of incentive structures, and aligning strategy with financing)
  • Acted as Director of Training and Consulting for Palisade Corporation
  • Acted as instructor in financial modelling to several City institutions on behalf of 7City Learning
  • Invited lecturer on Real Options on the Wilmott Certificate in Quantitative Finance program

  • Recent publications
      “Mortgage Lending Risk Analysis” (Risk International, 2004 Yearbook);
      “Shall the Twain Ever Meet?” (Wilmott Magazine, May 2005)
Vice President, J.P. Morgan (Equity Analyst), UK, 2000-2002
  • Built coverage of Scandinavian incumbent telecommunications operators
  • Published reports, developed financial forecasts, conducted valuations, and advised clients
  • Ranked as top City analyst by all companies under direct coverage
  • Received vote in Institutional Investor 2002 survey
Principal, Mercer Management Consulting, Germany and UK, 1996-2000
  • Developed and delivered large and complex strategy, organisation, and change projects e.g.
    - Business planning, market entry and growth strategies, market segmentation,
       competitive analysis, customer-driven growth strategies, partner and
       acquisition assessments

    - Turnarounds, cost reduction, performance measurement and improvement,
       strategic cost management, outsourcing, organisation design and
       restructuring, process re-engineering, and change management
  • Managed international teams of 4-10 consulting staff and multiple client teams (up to 50 staff)
  • Major contributor to staff recruiting, training and development e.g.
    Participated in graduate, MBA, and PhD recruiting
    Instructed on global training programs,
    Responsible for all local training programs
    Mentored and demonstrated best practices in project and team management.
  • Focussed for 3 years on telecommunications services (incumbent and alternative operators), printed media, publishing, paper and software. Also worked in the automotive and rail sectors
Manager, Braxton Associates (now Deloitte and Touche), Germany, 1995
  • Managed a range of strategy consulting projects in many sectors e.g. telecoms, manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, health-care, and food
Senior Associate, Braxton Associates (now Deloitte and Touche), Germany, 1993-94
  • Strategic management consultant; key member of start-up team of Braxton Germany
Business Analyst, Braxton Associates (now Deloitte and Touche), UK, 1989-91
  • Conducted analytic and research work to address clients’ strategic issues
  • English (Mother tongue)
  • German (Fluent): holds "Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom"
  • French (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Foundation level, under study)
  • Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (AFIMA)
  • Interests: swimming, fitness training, mountain walking, martial arts (President of university club), classical guitar, languages, travel, table tennis (Captain of college team), ballroom dancing.

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