Relishing the Big Apple

Relishing the Big Apple

Aaron Sonenfeld is enjoying life in New York as he forges an international career in management consultancy.

Aaron (OE 2000–2007) was School Captain in 2006-2007 – one of three former School Captains to feature in this issue of Alumni News (with Nathanael Jackson and James Slessor).

While at the School, he was a major figure in rugby, playing for the First XV for a number of years. He has since maintained a passion for sports, and especially rugby, having played for the Cambridge University U21 side while reading Social and Political Sciences at St John’s College.

On graduating in 2010, he began work as an analyst in Operations at Goldman Sachs, where he had been an intern the previous year. He worked there until mid-2012 and then spent two months exploring Central America.

Aaron returned to the School in 2011 for the 46th Elizabethan Union Dinner debate in 2011, where he spoke for the Old Elizabethans in favour of the motion This house believes universities have become too expensive, which was carried.

In October 2012, he took up a post as a senior consultant, specialising in financial services, at management consultancy Oliver Wyman. Founded in New York in 1984, Oliver Wyman now has offices in more than 50 cities across 26 countries.

“Over the past three years, I have worked on projects with a number of financial institutions in London, Zurich, Madrid, and Toronto,” says Aaron.

In January this year, he was promoted to associate at Oliver Wyman and he moved to New York in March. He has set himself the target of visiting all 50 states in the US.