About us

Vivian Hunt, managing partner of McKinsey’s UK and Ireland offices, serves healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. She helps lead our work in gender diversity.

We are a global partnership.

Our firm is governed by partners representing more than 70 nationalities.

Vivian Hunt, managing partner of McKinsey’s UK and Ireland offices, serves healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. She helps lead our work in gender diversity.

Who we are

McKinsey is a global firm, comprising more than 10,000 consultants and nearly 2,000 research and information professionals.

Our clients reflect our global nature. Around 40% are in Europe, 35% in the Americas, 15% in Asia Pacific and 10% in the Middle East and Africa. We serve a broad mix of private-, public-, and social-sector organizations.

Our firm is designed to operate as one. We are a single global partnership united by a strong set of values, focused on client impact. Our firm is owned by 1,400 plus partners, spread across Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

We have no headquarters in the traditional sense. Our global managing partner, elected by the partners, chooses his or her home office, currently London. Our Shareholders Council or Board also comprises partners elected by their peers. Its 30 members represent more than a dozen nationalities.

We take a consistent approach to recruiting and developing our people, regardless of where they are based.

This structure ensures that we can quickly deliver the right team, with the right experience and expertise, to every client, anywhere in the world.

Dominic Barton

Learn more about our global managing partner.

History of our firm

Learn more about McKinsey's nine decades of impact.

Defined by our people

The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. For this reason, we invest tremendous resources in identifying exceptional people, developing their skills, and creating an environment that fosters their growth as leaders.

Our consultants include medical doctors, engineers, business managers, civil servants, entrepreneurs, and research scientists. They join McKinsey for the opportunity to apply their talents to complex, important challenges. Their diversity of background, discipline, gender, nationality, and outlook ensures our clients receive a singular balance of deep and broad expertise.

Powered by knowledge

Our work is founded on a rigorous understanding of every client’s institutional context, sector dynamics, and macroeconomic environment.

For this reason, we invest more than $500 million of our firm’s resources annually in knowledge development and capability building.

We study markets, trends, and emerging best practices, in every industry and region, locally and globally. All consultants contribute time and expertise to developing these insights, because they are integral to our ability to help clients achieve their goals.

Our investment in knowledge also helps advance the practice of management. We publish our findings extensively, and we engage with leading thinkers on the most pressing issues facing our clients and society.

McKinsey Global Institute

Our mission is to help leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors develop a deeper understanding of the evolution of... the global economy and to provide a fact base to help decision making on critical issues.

McKinsey Quarterly

Our flagship business publication, McKinsey Quarterly, has been defining and informing the senior-management agenda since... 1964.

New Ventures

We’ve created a global platform to bring bleeding-edge ideas, solutions, and services to our clients.

Our Solutions

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