philip gudgeon

Managing Partner at Oak Universe

United Kingdom

Bio Summary

Career management consultant (PwC, Accenture, Oliver Wyman and several boutique firms) with extensive experience in the areas of strategy development, organisational effectiveness, risk management and transformation. Native British citizen, has worked internationally in UK, Germany, E. Europe and Russia. Has managed consulting practices of up to 150 consultants and acted as market leader, leading the growth of firms in developing markets. In recent years has gained extensive experience in corporate governance, serving as Board member and Chair of the Strategy Committee of a major bank and performing over 10 board effectiveness assessment projects at major companies. At several points in his career has also worked in private equity - deal origination and governance of portfolio companies. Fluent in 5 major European languages.

Employment History

Oak Universe

Managing Partner

Oak Universe

October 2021 - present

Private equity investment in European manufacturing sector.

company bank



April 2020 - October 2021

CEO of an international outsourcing services provider covering 10 countries of E. Europe and CIS.

Oliver Wyman

Managing Partner

Oliver Wyman

December 2012 - March 2020

Market Leader for Russia and CIS in a major international consulting firm. Partially London-based.

Delin Capital

Executive Director

Delin Capital

May 2010 - December 2012

Private equity and family office portfolio management and corporate governance.




June 2002 - March 2009

Led consulting team for Russia as part of CEE partnership of PwC.


Senior Manager


April 1998 - June 2002

Strategy and transformation consulting, mainly in FS sector in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Moscow.




September 1995 - April 1998

Projects in strategy and risk management in FS sector.

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Development of strategy for a leading bank; alignment of top management and Board of Directors; definition of change programs for strategy implementation.

Industry: Financial Services

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Country Experience

United Kingdom Germany France