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  • "There's no doubt I would not be doing what I do today without my McKinsey experience."
    Alison Watkins (AUS, MEL, XIA 89-99)
  • "It gave me hands-on insight on how to run a company. One of the training elements I really look back on was the one-week Engagement Leadership Workshop. I learned there that there are multiple aspects of leadership, and it was incredibly thought-provoking. Becoming a great leader involves the ability to juggle all these different aspects of leadership at the same time."
    Jørgen Knudstorp (COP 98-01)
  • "McKinsey trained me how to work with CEOs and senior leaders so they treat you and see you as a peer. I also learned business judgment, analytical, and problem-solving skills. At McKinsey, there is great apprenticeship and mentorship in learning how to lead a team."
    Rebecca Wei (SHA, HKO 99-10)
  • "While at the Firm, I made significant strides in areas like structured thinking, approaching problems analytically, and conveying a story well."
    Naveen Tewari (MUM, SVO 00-03)
  • "One of the things McKinsey helped teach me was how to make good decisions really fast because you often find yourself in situations where you have imperfect information but you need to act. My McKinsey skills have also been very important in how we think about the growth of IRONMAN as a brand."
    Andrew Messick (AMS, CHI 91-97)
  • "There's an intellectual debate and discussion happening that makes your time at McKinsey intellectually dynamic, powerful and invigorating in a way that should be cherished by people who live it every day."
    Luis Ubiñas (BOS, LAN, SFO 89-08)
  • "McKinsey was an incredible training ground that has been extremely helpful in starting and running Gogobot. One powerful thing I learned at McKinsey is the ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in very simple ways that are easy to understand."
    Travis Katz (SFO 01-03)
  • "The Firm's training in structured thinking and communications has been invaluable to me as I have gone through life post-McKinsey. McKinsey was also a great training ground for leadership in service — how to create a vision of something and work through others to make it happen."
    Wendy Becker (LON, SFO 93-08)
  • "My years at McKinsey were absolutely rewarding after seeing measurable impact on each engagement I worked on. I am fully convinced that McKinsey is the proven training ground for future business leaders, and it also provides a fun, rewarding, and exciting work environment that each McKinsey consultant can be proud to be part of every day."
    Emre Gürkan (ATB, ATL 05-05, 06-08)
  • "In every meeting with potential clients or investors, I use the skills I learned on presenting and telling a compelling story."
    Kathryn Minshew (NYO 08-10)
  • "At McKinsey we're really trained to think big . . . to not be afraid of the big problems, but actually to embrace them and dissect them, and try to figure out what to do about them."
    Jim Ayala (DAL, HKO, MAN, SIN 84-86, 88-03)
  • "Many of the core McKinsey skills and approaches have been invaluable in the growth and success of MetaPack: disaggregating problems, fact-based analysis, market studies, identifying the true source of sustained competitive advantage. It's all quintessential McKinsey and has been essential."
    Patrick Wall (LON 92-95)
  • "Gaining the ability to work quickly and diligently was key, as was people management, analytical thinking, and problem solving."
    Yasmin Belo-Osagie (LGS 12-14)
  • "I'm better able to communicate and persuade. I'm comfortable with individuals from many different levels of an organization. I problem-solve all day long. These skills were honed at McKinsey and are invaluable to me today."
    Ayr Muir (BOS 03-03, 04-08)
  • "We couldn’t have done this without our McKinsey training. Developing a clear proposition, learning how to communicate effectively with CEOs, crafting an argument, creating an economic model – all of these skills are firmly grounded in our McKinsey experience. My time at McKinsey has been the single most important time in my career."
    Ann Smith (CLE 00-05)
  • "McKinsey teaches you to be extremely comfortable with ambiguity and to adapt to new information extremely quickly, however time-pressured or high-stakes the situation."
    Alice Bentinck (LON 09-12) and Matt Clifford (LON 09-12)
  • "McKinsey not only has opened doors, but also greatly improved my problem-solving. You have to step away to realize just how much better everyone gets while they're at the Firm. It is really phenomenal."
    Bruce Constantine (TOR, BOS 04-12)
  • "Clearly the values, the meritocracy and the quality of the people are unique aspects of the Firm that you cannot find elsewhere in any sizeable organization. In addition, I found the diversity and relevance of the problems you deal with exciting and hard to find anywhere else."
    Mickey Huibregtsen (AMS 70-99)
  • "I originally saw working at McKinsey as a piece of the puzzle – something that would provide me with exposure to all aspects of business. I now see it as a frame for the puzzle. It’s provided me context for putting all the other pieces in place."
    Tim Carl (CLE 01-02)
  • "Spending time at McKinsey was one of the highlights of my life. It has influenced nearly every aspect of my management style – from how I think about solving problems to how I feel about treating the people in my company's care. "
    Tim Carl (CLE 01-02)
  • "We draw on our McKinsey experience every day. We use the presentation and communication skills we developed at McKinsey all the time."
    Dai Ellis (SFO, NYO 91-02) and Oliver Rothschild (NYO 08-08, 10-11)
  • "Understanding the motivations and bringing along elected officials in particular was a totally new experience for us, but was something that could be sorted through by using the same consensus building skills at McKinsey."
    Gautam Grover (CHI, KLA 05-09)
  • "[McKinsey] taught me the importance of taking the 30,000-foot view and at the same time taking the deep dive when required."
    Amisha Jain (LAN, SCA 08-11)
Europe: Between Recovery and Uncertainty
June 20, 2017

Join Senior Partner Jacques Bughin and McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Senior Fellow Jan Mischke as they discuss the direction of the European Union, current trends, its overall economic outlook, and how ending prevailing uncertainty can boost the EU’s GDP by as much as €1 trillion. Read More..

Update on McKinsey New Ventures – with a deep dive on Internet of Things and McKinsey Academy
June 01, 2017

Senior Partner Daniel Pacthod, Head of McKinsey New Ventures, Senior Partner Eric Lamarre, and Partner Charlotte Relyea will offer an inside look at the latest developments since our New Ventures alumni webcast last year. Read More..

Spotlight On: Philippe Mauchard, who fosters beneficial disruption at B-Hive
April 24, 2017

Philippe, the quicksilver mind behind McKinsey Solutions, is co-founder and Chief Bridge Officer at B-Hive, a platform that fosters the collaboration between startups and large companies – particularly those in the financial services industry. In this feature, Philippe discusses his quirky title, his unquenchable curiosity, and why he doesn’t understand the word ‘impossible.’ Read More..

Focus on Founders: Charles Sekwalor brings talent – and economic development – to Africa with Movemeback
April 21, 2017

Movemeback aims to drive social and economic development in Africa by connecting leading talent with distinctive career and entrepreneurship opportunities – both on the continent and with each other – for meaningful collaborations. Charles, a self-described “eternal optimist,” recognizes the interconnected, complex challenges facing development in Africa, but sees just as many solutions. And his ambitions for Africa don’t stop with business: a lifelong Formula One fan, he dreams of one day bringing the prestigious auto race to the continent. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending April 16, 2017
April 21, 2017

In this week's 26 alumni headlines, Procter & Gamble appoints Amy Chang to its board of directors; Birra Peroni names Roberta Bazzo its new CFO; Caroline Connellan takes up her new role as CEO of Brooks Macdonald; LATAM Cargo appoints Andrés Bianchi as its new CEO; Ripley Corp. names Alex Rosemblatt to its board of directors; Stada names Ralph Grobecker CEO for its OTC business; and more. Read More..

Forbes '30 Under 30': 3 alumni included on Asia list
April 20, 2017

Three alumni are included on Forbes' '30 Under 30' lists for Asia, adding to the seven who were on the U.S.- and Europe-based lists that the publication released in January. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending April 9, 2017
April 14, 2017

In this week's 34 alumni headlines, Wells Fargo appoints Titi Cole as Executive Vice President and Head of Operations; Danish supermarket giant Coop names Kræn Nielsen CFO and Executive Vice President; Credit Fondiario names Iacopo De Francisco General Director; USAA names Chad Borton as its new President; DNB Bank appoints Wojciech Dyk to its executive board, where he will oversee finance, IT and operations; Valora Holding AG elects Michael Kliger to its board of directors; and more. Read More..

Yinuo Li promotes a personalized learning approach at ETU School
April 11, 2017

China Daily recently profiled Yinuo Li, founder of Beijing-based ETU School, which launched in September. Half a year later, the private school – which features project-based learning for the students and professional development support for the teachers – hopes to partner with public schools that want to recreate its innovative learning model. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending April 2, 2017
April 06, 2017

In this week's 25 alumni headlines, Visa Canada appoints Stacey Madge as President; Fifth Third Bancorp names Matthew Jauchius Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Deutsche Bank appoints Marcus Schenck as Co-Deputy CEO and co-leader of its new Corporate & Investment Bank business division; TreeHouse Foods names Rachel Bishop President of the company's snacks division; Louis Berger names Sofia Berger Senior Vice President, U.S. transportation market; Fosun International appoints Kang Lan as Executive Director and Senior Vice President; BBVA names David Puente to the new Head of Data role, reporting directly to the CEO; and more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending March 26, 2017
March 30, 2017

In this week's 35 alumni headlines, Abbott Laboratories’ CEO Miles White is named to Barron's 2017 list of the world's 30 best CEOs; Hilton names Jonathan Witter its first Chief Customer Officer; LATAM Airlines Group SA names Jerome Cadier CEO of its operations in Brazil; NIS, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, appoints Kirill Tyurdenev its new CEO; Unibail-Rodamco will elect former Jones Lang LaSalle CEO Colin Dyer as Chairman of its Supervisory Board in April; Commonwealth Bank of Australia appoints Rob Jesudason its new Group CFO, effective July 1; and more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending March 19, 2017
March 24, 2017

In this week's 32 alumni headlines, Zurich Insurance Group appoints Florence Tondu-Mélique as CEO of its French operations; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appoints Jeffrey Helbling as his technical advisor; Expedia appoints Chelsea Clinton to its board; KBC Group names David Moucheron CEO of K&H Bank and Country CEO for Hungary; News Corp Australia appoints Siobhan McKenna as Group Director, Broadcasting; Lincoln Financial Group names Raj Chakraborty its Chief Digital Officer; Leonardo S.p.A. will name Alessandro Profumo as its new chief executive; Nordea Bank AB elects Lars Wollung to its board of directors; Slack Technologies adds Square CFO Sarah Friar as its first independent board member; and more. Read More..

Three alumni named to World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Class of 2017
March 22, 2017

Three alumni from different sectors and geographies are among this year's class of Young Global Leaders (YGLs). Read More..


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