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Michael Jary

OC&C Strategy Consultants

London, UK

Senior Partner

OC&C Strategy Consultants

Michael Jary
Michael Jary is the Senior Partner, formerly Worldwide Managing Partner and one of the founding team at OC&C Strategy Consultants. One of the original founders of OC&C’s global presence in retail and consumer branded businesses, Michael's professional interest continues in these areas, where he works with the boards of major corporations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He is a regular speaker and commentator in the retail sector and a guest lecturer in marketing at INSEAD.

Michael Jary’s Newsfeed

24 Apr 2017
Just let Woolworths rest in peace

When reviving a retailer that’s gone bust, it’s best to strike while the iron’s hot, says OC&C partner Michael Jary. “The key is to buy these brands when they still hold some value at that price,” he says. “They are not perfect, but the instant familiarity and customer momentum is worth something.” But Jary warns that there is a tipping point, beyond which it’s too late. “There comes a point when the consumer does not care any longer and they feel their prior loyalty in the brand was misplaced,” he says.

29 Sep 2016
Retail Gazette
The changing face of the retail industry

Michael Jary of OC&C Strategy Consultants said: “The retailers’ hiring struggle is very real. The industry is changing at a breakneck speed, but the pool of skilled candidates ready to step up to the challenge simply isn’t there.”

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Michael Jary’s Background

Senior Partner
Jan 1987 - Present
Global management consultancy that achieves lasting improvements in strategic performance and to maximise long-term growth.
Sep 1985 - Jan 1987
Global strategy consulting firm now merged with PwC to form a new company Strategy&.

Other Business Interests

Chair of the Board of Trustees
Aug 2013 - Present
London, UK
Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation. It is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers and workers.
Mar 2010 - Present
London, UK
The Prince’s Charities is a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President: 17 of the 19 charities were founded personally by The Prince. The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom, raising over £120 million annually.
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Michael Jary’s Education

Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction, History of Asian Art
2008 - 2008
MBA with Distinction
1989 - 1989
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