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Tom Schnitker

Tom Schnitker

Director, Head of South East Asia

South East Asia

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Summary Bio

Tom brings over 30 years of experience in management consulting and executive line management across industries, including mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, and banking. Based in Kuala Lumpur, he is a Director for South East Asia, where he leads our fast-growing Asia region and our global Organisational Effectiveness Practice. 

Tom has spent numerous years in executive line management in Malaysia and Australia, including six years as Chief Commercial Officer of a leading telecommunications provider. He also spent eight years as Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, where he helped establish the South Africa office. 

Tom has collaborated with clients in Australia, South Africa, Europe, South East Asia, New Zealand, Latin America, and Nigeria, supporting them with operational improvement, commercial management, and business strategy engagements. 

Tom is passionate about utilising his experience both as a strategy consultant and as a senior line executive to empower his clients. His background helps him guide them wisely through their operational and organisational improvement journeys. He believes solid practical experience can provide far better insights into what will work on the frontline, versus just plain theory.

Expertise

  • Organisation Effectiveness
  • Large-scale Transformation and Programme Management
  • Optimising Organisation Structure, Accountabilities and Performance Management
  • Business Strategy

Core Sectors

  • Mining and Metals
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecommunications

Education

  • MBA, Columbia Business School in New York
  • Bachelor of Arts, Oxford University