360° Thinking
Hugh Oddie
Hugh Oddie

Hugh Oddie

believes that only through embracing the abundance, embedded knowledge and skills of one's people can an enterprise truly recognise its potential. Hugh is a master of facilitating new perspectives and opportunities drawn from the inherent richness already resident within an organisation. With a profound skill set that enables him to analyse and interpret complex business problems, Hugh manifests insight and value to his clients. He creates wisdom at their frontiers.

Hugh brings to bear three decades of diverse experience to his work. For ten years he was an Investment Banker, marketing international capital market issues and loan underwriting for Sovereign governments, multinationals and private sector customers in the Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim. His career culminated as an Executive Director on the Board. Subsequently, he worked in Retail Banking for a similar period, at the head office marketing level in Canada's largest bank, growing the Private Banking practice from 2 centres to over twenty domestically and integrating the international units into a world wide, world class capability. In a broader context, he created new ways of looking at customer information to drive revenue generation; through business redesign, marketing strategies and analysis. Championing innovative research methods he started the foundations of a deeper understanding and development of internal and external brand. For the last decade, Hugh has taken his capabilities out into wider business arenas through consulting. He has brought innovation into the fields of finance, customer experience, transport, loyalty, brand, and personal development. Hugh is equally adept in working one on one, with teams or in a multi-disciplinary project initiative, always adding a positive ingredient that wasn't there before.

Clients include multinational institutions in Canada, the United States, Israel, Colombia, Chile, etc.

Hugh Oddie was born and raised in Cambridge, England. Schooled at Eton College and Exeter University he earned an honours degree in Economic Theory and a postgraduate Certificate in Education. He taught Economics and English literature in England, Spain and Mexico prior to his banking and marketing career.

Mr. Oddie lives in Toronto, Canada, is a Past Master of the Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America, and was a member of the Brand Council for the Canadian Marketing Association for eight years. He writes, as yet to be formally published, poetry.