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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 Webcast -- Smart Cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future
August 29, 2018

Join MGI Partner Jaana Remes (San Francisco) and Senior Partner Jonathan Woetzel (Shanghai) as they discuss findings from the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report on smart cities, including what exactly makes a smart city, the potential benefits for citizens and government, and the opportunities and challenges ahead for the private sector. Read More..

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Upcoming Webcast -- Internet of Things: Unlocking value by digitizing the physical world
July 24, 2018

During this session, Senior Partners Daniel Pacthod (New York), Leader of the technology and capability committee on the Shareholders Council, and global IoT Venture Leader Eric Lamarre (Boston) will discuss the potential for sensors and connected devices to change entire value chains. They’ll also explain how the Firm is helping clients in three ways: launching connected products, building next-gen operations, and creating entirely new IoT-enabled businesses.  Read More..

Meet the Alum Behind India's Largest Online Lender
July 05, 2018

How Sashank Rishyasringa overcame doubt, skepticism, and a daunting move to help thousands of family-owned businesses thrive. Read More..

Alumni News -- Week ending June 24, 2018
June 29, 2018

In this week's alumni headlines, Kathryn Fagg is named Chairwoman of Boral; Attila Végh is named CEO of Capio AB; Olivier Theulle is named Director of Operations and Information Systems at Fnac Darty; Christian Dreyer is named Chairman at Aurelius Equity Opportunities; Pradeep Parameswaran is promoted to Head of India and South Asia at Uber; Prashant Gupta is named CEO of Emaar India; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News - Week ending June 17, 2018
June 22, 2018

In this week's alumni headlines, Tom Schmitt is named President and CEO of Forward Air Corporation; Shane Holdaway is named CEO of Barclays Cards & Payments, U.S.; Liz Lempres is named a Trustee of Dartmouth College; Sebastian Römer is named head of sales for Central & Eastern Europe at Natixis Investment Managers; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News -- Week ending June 10, 2018
June 18, 2018

In this week's alumni headlines, Rui Teixeira is named CEO of EDP España; Simon Paris is named CEO of Finastra; Antonio Viana Baptista is named to the Board of Atento S.A.; Simonetta Riga is named to the Board of Brewin Dolphin; Jonathan Lavine will be Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University; Eric Solvet is elected to the Board of Compagnie Financière Tradition S.A.; and many more. Read More..

Disrupting the Insurance Industry, One Subway Poem at a Time
June 11, 2018

Learn more about Jennifer Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of insurance-shopping platform Policygenius, who was recently named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the 100 most creative people in business. Read More..

Alumni News -- Week ending May 27, 2018
June 01, 2018

In this week's alumni headlines, Venu Krishnamurthy is named head of BlackRock's new digital wealth unit; Charles Delepalme will become Managing Director, Commercial at Christian Dior Couture; Anjali Bansal is named non-executive Chairperson of Dena Bank; Gerhard Florin is elected to the board of Modern Times Group MTG AG and also named Chairman of Codemasters; Amine Jaoui is named head of public sector coverage for the Middle East at Société Generale; Raffaelo Piccolo is named Managing Director, Mexico at Tech Data; Lisa Frazier will lead Wells Fargo's Innovation Group; and more. Read More..

Alumni News -- Week ending May 20, 2018
May 25, 2018

In this week's alumni headlines, Michael O'Connor is named Co-President of Aon; Ralph Heck is elected to the Supervisory Board of Klöckner & Co. SE; and many more. Read More..

Alumni News -- Week ending May 13, 2018
May 18, 2018

In this week's alumni headlines, Anna Marrs will become President of Global Commercial Services at American Express; Margo Georgiadis is named CEO of; Frank Scholz is named EVP, Chief Operations and Digital Innovation Officer at Mallinckrodt plc; Mike George joins Ralph Lauren Corp.'s Board of Directors; Roland Schleicher will become COO of Tele Columbus AG; and many more. Read More..

Two Alumni, One Firm Member Named to WEF’s Young Global Leaders Class of 2018
May 15, 2018

Two alumni and a current Firm member representing different sectors and geographies are among this year's class of Young Global Leaders (YGLs). Read More..

Two Alums Build the Gulf's First Tech Unicorn
May 11, 2018

24 million users; 800 thousand drivers; one values-driven mission. Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder of the Dubai-based ride-hailing platform Careem, explains how the company got to a $1B valuation in under six years. Read More..


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