Teneeka Mai

I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2019 with a Masters in Physics, where I specialized in quantum optics and worked with VeriVin, a start-up wine company working in non-invasive fine wine authentication to develop a quantum spectrometer.

After graduating, I joined Oliver Wyman’s Data and Analytics team the following September where I learnt to code. Using my numerical background, I quickly became an expert in Python and other languages, data science, and building machine learning models. Since then I have used these skills to deliver impact for clients – from developing a covid-19 financial impact assessment toolkit for multiple multi-national banks, assessing portfolios with a combined exposure of over €150BN and hundreds of thousands of companies, to a feasibility assessment of a potential investment area for a green energy social impact charity.

Last year, I founded the Women of Oliver Wyman (WOW) Digital network which aims to connect women working in the Digital space across multiple offices, countries and continents, and specialisms. Our team are focused on building a strong community, inspiring women and supporting them to build skills for promotion through monthly events. We are also in the process of setting up a mentorship programme. I am also working with the recruitment and Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) teams to lead an initiative to increase the diversity of applications to the Data and Analytics team, bringing together my roles in WOW Digital and as a member of the I&D working group.
At university, I was President of Oxford’s university charity society, Raise and Give (RAG) where I led a cross-college 40+ committee raising over £200k over two years for our four elected charities. We hosted dozens of our own events and challenges each year whilst also building a keen community of volunteers and fundraisers across individual colleges and other societies to collaborate with. I am currently volunteering with NUW, a sustainable fashion start-up who are working to reduce the environmental impact of fashion. I am collaborating directly with the CTO to apply my data analytics skills and community building experience to drive key insights from their data and help them grow their user base.