John Colas
Partner, Oliver Wyman
OliverWyman Forum

John has worked in each of the world’s principal financial centers advising senior management in financial services and the public sector on critical matters of strategy, regulation, and risk and capital management.


He is a co-leader of Oliver Wyman’s Climate and Sustainability platform, while also serving on Marsh McLennan’s Climate Risk and Sustainability Task Force and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance Committee.  


John led our project team assisting the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and a working group of 16 leading banks to develop a framework to assess and disclose climate-related risk factors.  He serves as a member of the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee (Climate Subcommittee) of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC). John worked closely with this expert subcommittee in helping to author the report,  Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System.  He also serves on the GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) Advisory Committee.


John is a member of The Economic Club of New York, The Foreign Policy Association, the AFS-USA President’s Council, and an Advisory Board member of the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been selected as a 2022 NACD Directorship 100 Honoree. John graduated magna cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.