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29 October 2015

Oliver Wight appoint new consultant from AkzoNobel

Leading business transformation specialists, Oliver Wight EAME have appointed a new consultant for its European operation. Mike Snape who joins from AkzoNobel’s Global Inks Manufacturing unit, brings with him over 20 years of experience in industry.

Oliver Wight EAME CEO, Les Brookes says, “In his previous roles, Mike was instrumental in implementing a number of successful Class A programmes. His skills and experience are an invaluable addition to the team. We’re delighted Mike has joined Oliver Wight and I am personally very much looking forward to working alongside him.

Mike believes that a focus on education and detail, along with building engagement with people, will ensure any improvements are sustained for the long term; “It is the people in an organisation that will truly make the difference and the transfer of knowledge to the wider organisation is the key to business excellence,” he says. During his time at AkzoNobel, Snape was responsible for leading the organisation to Class A for both Integrated Business Planning and Planning and Control, resulting in significant operational cost savings and sustained high levels of customer service, with an engaged workforce driving further business improvements.

During his career, Snape has held a number of management roles leading large organisations including Crown Paints and Magnesium Elektron, to significant performance improvements.

Snape holds a BSc(Hons) in Materials Science from Manchester Metropolitan University, and an MBA.