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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)
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Upcoming Alumni Webcast - Automation and the Future of Work
December 13, 2017

Join Partners Susan Lund (Washington, D.C.) and Michael Chui (San Francisco) for a conversation on how the impact of automation technologies will affect individuals, businesses, and societies.

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Upcoming Alumni Webcast - Developing Organic Growth Dexterity: Combining Skills and Strategies for the Digital Age
November 16, 2017

Join Partner Kabir Ahuja and Associate Partner Joy Chen (both from Stamford) for a discussion on implementing a diversified approach to organic growth. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending October 8, 2017
October 16, 2017

In this week's 33 alumni headlines, Beijer Alma names Henrik Perbeck as CEO; Joey Wat is named CEO of Yum China; Myntra appoints current Ananya Tripathi to lead its new sports and accessories businesses; Broadridge Financial Solutions names Michael Tae as Senior VP of Corporate Strategy; and many more.  Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending September 30, 2017
October 09, 2017

In this week's 35 alumni headlines, Utz Quality Foods names Tom Flocco as President and COO; Gary Preysner is named President and COO of the American Soccer League; National Bank of Canada appoints Rebecca McKillican to its Board of Directors; Mastercard promotes Paolo Battiston to EVP of Digital Payments & Labs Europe; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending September 24, 2017
September 29, 2017

In this week's 30 alumni headlines, Rewe Group names Christoph Eltze as head of Rewe Digital GmbH; Enrico Resmini is appointed as Vodafone Group's Digital Commercial Program Director; eBay Inc appoints Diana Farrell to its board of directors; Jane Thompson is appointed to Mitek's board of directors; Twitter appoints former Google CFO Patrick Pichette to its board of directors; Kito de Boer is appointed as a Managing Partner at Abraaj Group; and many more.  Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending September 17, 2017
September 25, 2017

In this week's 30 alumni headlines, Mary Zappone is named CEO of BRACE Industrial Group; Attendo AB names Fredrik Lagercrantz as its new CFO; Wendy Becker is elected to Logitech's board of directors; Richemont appoints Vesna Nevistic  to its board of directors; Smith & Nephew names Marc Owen as a non-executive director; and many more.  Read More..

Mohsin Hamid: finalist for UK’s top literary award
September 18, 2017

The former EM’s latest novel “Exit West” was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending September 10, 2017
September 15, 2017

In this week's 31 alumni headlines, Visa names Charlotte Hogg as its CEO for Europe; Yves Leduc is appointed to Transcontinental Inc.'s board of directors; Santander UK appoints current Deputy CEO Javier San Felix to its board; Mickey Kim is named an SVP at Inova; Sandra Boss is reappointed to the UK's Prudential Regulation Committee; and many more.  Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending September 3, 2017
September 14, 2017

In this week's 19 alumni headlines, Novartis names Vas Narasimhan as its new CEO;  Dongchun Choi is appointed by Mastercard as division president of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea; Iberiabank names Fernando Perez-Hickman as its Director of Corporate Strategy and head of M&A; and many more.  Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending August 27, 2017
September 06, 2017

In this week's 24 alumni headlines, Hal Lawton is appointed as President of Macy's; Target appoints Minsok Pak as EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer; Céline Dufétel is named Vice President and CFO-elect of T. Rowe Price; Volkswagen Group appoints Elmar Licharz as their Head of new Digitalization Finance Department; and many more.  Read More..

Helping the English National Opera regain its voice
September 05, 2017

When Cressida Pollock, a long-time opera fan, took over as CEO at the English National Opera a little over two years ago, the outlook was grim: funding had been cut, and its very existence was in jeopardy. Now, with the Opera reinstated for state funding until 2022, Cressida has helped to ensure that the show will go on. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending August 20, 2017
August 31, 2017

In this week's 28 alumni headlines, Rackspace appoints Joe Eazor as its CEO; ING Bank Turkey appoints Yucel Olcer as their EVP and Executive Board Member in charge of Operations; BlackRock appoints Sohee Park as Head of Strategy for its exchange traded funds (ETFs) business; and many more.  Read More..


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