Olivier Kayser

Vice-President for Europe at Ashoka

Based in London, Olivier Kayser is Ashoka's vice-president for Europe. Before joining Ashoka in 2003, he was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company. Throughout his 18 years at McKinsey in Paris, Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai, he served a wide variety of clients, from public sector organizations to multinationals, private equity firms and Chinese state-owned enterprises.

Born in France, raised in Spain, Kayser graduated in 1979 from HEC, a French business school. After graduation he lived in a small village in Belize for a year before returning to France where, at age 23, he started a consulting firm, working for public sector clients.

Featured Work

Effective irrigation systems help boost crop quality and yield, lifting farmers out of poverty in rural Mexico.

MAY 7, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Hybrid Value Chains

Ashoka is forging ahead with sustainable enterprise through its Hybrid Value Chain program in rural Mexico. Farmers, citizen sector organizations, and corporations work together to ...