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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)
Alumni Webcast – The Untapped Growth Lever: How Diversity Improves the Bottom Line
February 13, 2018

Join Senior Partner Vivian Hunt and Partner Sara Prince as they discuss the Firm’s latest research that links greater diversity and inclusion to better financial outcomes and organizational value creation. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending December 24 and 31, 2017
January 10, 2018

In this week's 27 alumni headlines, Dunelm names Nick Wilkinson its new CEO; Jindra Fremuth is named as O2 Czech Republic's new CEO; Tryg A/S names Hans Arnum as Denmark’s Head of Commercial; Amee Chande is named to BBA Aviation's board of directors; and more. Read More..

If it’s Tuesday, it must be Malta
January 09, 2018

In November, Sal Lavallo became one of the youngest people to visit every country in the world – all 193 of them. We spoke to him about his favorite places, what he never travels without, and what he took away from the experience. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending December 17, 2017
January 02, 2018

In this week's 28 alumni headlines, Ally Financial names Jenn LaClair as CFO-Designate; Jürgen Wunram is named Interim Co-President and Co-CEO of Diebold Nixdorf; UBS appoints Sabine Keller as global COO, Martin Blessing is named as head of UBS' $1.3 trillion wealth-management unit; Aimée Lapic is named Pandora Media's Chief Marketing Officer; Finning International appoints Mary Lou Kelley to its board of directors; Jim Taiclet is elected to Lockheed Martin's board of directors; Thor Industries appoints Christopher Klein to its board of directors; and more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending December 10, 2017
December 16, 2017

In this week's 26 alumni headlines, DIAGEO names Gregorio Gutiérrez McAllister as President of Diageo Brazil; Christian Vogt joins Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG as Chief Digital Officer; Republic Services names Jon Vander Ark its new COO; PepsiCo names Chris Turner SVP & General Manager of its Walmart business; Polymetal International appoints Giacomo Baizini as an independent, non-executive director; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending December 3, 2017
December 11, 2017

In this week's 31 alumni headlines, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond names Tom Barkin its new President and CEO; Sungmahn Seo joins JPMorgan as EMEA Head of Payments and Business Transformation; Sven Dethlefs is named EVP of Global Marketing & Portfolio for Teva Pharmaceuticals; William Eccleshare is named a non-exec director at Britvic; Covestro names Thomas Toepfer its new CFO; Andrew McMahon joins Guardian Life as Head of Strategy and Customer Development; PetSmart names Joshua Kanter as EVP, Marketing and Customer Experience; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending November 26, 2017
December 05, 2017

In this week's 19 alumni headlines, Matt King is named as FanDuel's new CEO; Johannes Elsner is appointed ERGO's Chief Representative; United Rentals names Michael Zea as Vice President of Strategy; and more. Read More..

Forbes '30 Under 30': 6 alumni on U.S.-based lists
December 04, 2017

Six alumni are on Forbes' U.S.-based '30 Under 30' lists for 2018. Read More..

Focus on Founders: Tommy Stadlen re-imagines the photograph
December 01, 2017

Former Associate Tommy, founder of photo technology company Swing, which exited to Microsoft in November, has a vision that goes beyond sharing pictures on mobile devices: he wants to bring the digital image into the physical realm. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending November 19, 2017
November 22, 2017

In this week's 15 alumni headlines, Deutsche Börse names Theodor Weimer as its new CEO; Shrey Viranna is chosen as Life Healthcare’s new CEO; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria appoints Peter Sands as its new Executive Director; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week Ending November 12, 2017
November 21, 2017

In this week's 27 alumni headlines, State Street Corporation names Ron O'Hanley its new CEO, and Cyrus Taraporevala as President and CEO of State Street Global Advisors; Disney names Abhishek Maheshwari as Country Head for India; Ally Financial appoints Dinesh Chopra as Chief Strategy Officer; Eileen Serra is elected to Gartner’s board of directors; Meritor names Rodger Boehm to its board of directors; Rufus Black is chosen as Vice-Chancellor of University of Tasmania; and many more. Read More..


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