PwC appoints Irish woman as global asset and wealth management head

Olwyn Alexander has worked in financial services for over 23 years

Olwyn Alexander has taken up the role of global asset and wealth management leader becoming the first woman and Irish person to do so.

Olwyn Alexander has taken up the role of global asset and wealth management leader becoming the first woman and Irish person to do so.

 

PwC Ireland partner Olwyn Alexander has been appointed as the company’s global asset and wealth management leader, becoming the first woman and the first Irish person in the role.

Having worked in the industry for over 23 years, Ms Alexander is a chartered accountant and became a qualified chartered financial analyst in 2003. Ms Alexander has worked in a variety of financial services roles across Ireland, the UK, the US and Asia.

“I am very excited about my new role. My key focus, first and foremost, will be ensuring that our asset and wealth management clients continue to get the highest standard of service wherever they are located.

Growth prospects

“I am confident about the future growth prospects in our industry. While there are many challenges, not least driven by geopolitical issues, greater competition and pressure on margins there are also so many compelling opportunities,” said Ms Alexander.

“The winners will be those who are at the forefront of technological advances such as blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality and those who can attract and retain the top talent in a competitive environment,” she said.

Ms Alexander will now manage PwC’s team of 18,200 people in its global asset and wealth management practice.