Mona Mourshed is the leader of the Education Practice. She joined McKinsey in 1999.
Supporting school systems, vocational, and higher education globally to raise student outcomes, Mona has led engagements in Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the United States.
For school systems, she helped design and implement reform strategies to raise student outcomes. One of those programs nearly doubled literacy rates to 86 percent at the primary school level in four years, while another program has increased instructional time for students by over 40% and raised the quality of this time.
For vocational education, she helped create and implement strategies to increase private sector participation in the vocational sector, to build a post-secondary polytechnic, and to improve the employability of vocational students in the Middle East.
For higher education, Mona supports institutions to raise both teaching and research quality. She has supported a large private university in Latin America to develop a research strategy consistent with its country needs, and developed a strategic plan for a large public university in the Middle East to become a leading global university within 20 years. In addition, she has benchmarked leading universities in the US, Europe, and Asia on their teaching and research quality.
Mona often writes about education and has co-authored two reports that have been widely cited in the media and by educators. Because of the breadth and insight of these McKinsey Reports, Mona has been invited to speak in over 40 countries around the world. Mona was the lead author of "How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better," November 2010; and co-author of "How the world’s best-performing school systems come out on top," September 2007.
She was also the lead author of Education for Employment: Realizing Arab Youth Potential, published April 2011, a report commissioned by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Islamic Development Bank. This report led to the IFC’s creation of a $2 billion fund for education for employment initiatives across the region.
Mona was recently included on the 2011 Fortune magazine 40 under 40. Read more on Fortune's web site.
“From education to employment: Designing a system that works,” McKinsey Center for Government, December 2012
"How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better," November 2010
"How the world’s best-performing school systems come out on top," September 2007
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