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About Kito

Kito leads our Public Sector and Social Sector practices in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and is a leader of the McKinsey Center for Government. He joined McKinsey in London in 1985, moved to New Delhi in 1993, and has resided in Dubai since 1999.

Over the past 15 years, Kito’s work has focused on the “why, what, and how” of country development. He collaborates with senior leaders to translate broad, bold aspirations into targeted programs in areas such as education, labor markets, and health care.

Kito works with governments—primarily in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia—to raise the “metabolic rate” of public-service delivery, ensuring that policy decisions are swiftly made tangible to citizens and meet the expectations of the networked generation. He helps pioneer alternative service-delivery channels—solutions that fall outside traditional government organizations, creating opportunities to leapfrog the established order and deliver improved services at scale faster, better, and at lower costs.

Published work

Investing the Gulf’s oil profits windfall,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2008

Tread lightly along the new Silk Road,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2007

Modernizing the United Arab Emirates: An interview with Minister of Economy Lubna Al Qasimi,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2007

Beyond oil: Reappraising the Gulf States,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2007

Meeting Bahrain's challenges: An interview with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2007

Saudi Arabia's global investor: An interview with Prince Alwaleed,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2006

The new Silk Road: Opportunities for Asia and the Gulf,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2006

Past experience
Electrolux Computer systems analyst
Burroughs Computers Assistant to the comptroller
Shell International Purchasing analyst
Education
Cranfield Institute of Technology MBA
Loughborough University BS in management science

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Dubai International Financial Center
Gate Precinct 4, Level 4
PO Box 33538
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Fax: 971 (4) 389 9500

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