Gerard Drenth

Gerard Drenth

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Gerard is Senior Partner and Managing Director at NormannPartners, an international consulting firm that focuses on innovation, strategy and scenarios.  

At NormannPartners Gerard has worked on scenarios and business innovation projects, including those for clients in higher education, high tech, media, finance, energy, mining, climate change and international development aid.  Before joining NormannPartners in 2011, Gerard worked for Morgan Stanley, as Vice President in the European Strategy Group, engaging with executives and with clients of the Firm on developing their understanding of risk and opportunities and helping them with strategic direction setting. He also spent a few years in Morgan Stanley Investment Management, directing the strategic development and operations of marketing infrastructure for the EMEA region. From 1990 until 2004, Gerard was with Shell in a variety of roles including assignments in the global scenarios team, in exploration and production, in Shell trading, in information technology, and in business consultancy. He spent the last five years with Shell as the Scenario Manager in Shell’s scenario team in London.

Gerard’s publications include ‘Navigating in the Midst of More Uncertainty and Risk’ in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

Gerard holds the CFA UK Level 3 Certificate in Investment Management (‘IMC’).  He received an MBA degree from London Business School (Executive Programme) in 2003 and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science with Operational Research from the VU University Amsterdam in 1988.

At Saïd Business School, Gerard teaches on the MBA Programme, the Diploma in Global Business, as well as on numerous executive education programmes. He teaches every year at the Major Projects Association in Oxford, and has featured many times as a guest speaker on scenario planning at other institutions, including Imperial College London, London Business School and Cambridge University.