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Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai takes the helm of a newly restructured Google

Sundar’s new role as CEO is the latest in his eleven years at Google—years that a colleague says are characterized by “being this guy that always launched things that people wanted.” This profile describes why his engineering and business acumen are just part of what has made him so successful.

Sue Whalley

Spotlight On: Sue Whalley, COO of Royal Mail

Sue brings 21st-century efficiency to the 500-year-old institution, which she says is about more than just delivering the mail—it aims to make communities better. She discusses her COO role, and why she finds it a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.

Simon Arora

Spotlight On: Simon Arora, CEO of B&M Stores

In 2005, B&M was a small, loss-making chain of stores. In the last 10 years, Simon has turned it into a variety retail giant with 480 locations across the UK and Germany—creating 19,000 jobs and a London Stock Exchange listing along the way. In this feature, Simon shares his thoughts on the keys to his company’s astonishing success, how his time at McKinsey influenced him, and why, at B&M, one plus one equals eleven.

Alison Watkins

Spotlight On: Alison Watkins, CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil

Recently named one of the five most powerful women in Australia, Alison talks with us about how asking for a senior role helped propel her into leadership, who inspires her, and the life-changing piece of advice—“Don’t hide your light”—she received from one of her McKinsey women mentors.

Chaim Motzen

Chaim Motzen brings sustainable energy to sub-Saharan Africa

Chaim, co-founder and managing director of Gigawatt Global, has led the successful development of a major solar field in Rwanda.

McKinsey Insights

McKinsey Insights

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