McKinsey South Africa

McKinsey in South Africa

McKinsey’s Johannesburg office opened in 1995, soon after South Africa’s new democracy brought President Nelson Mandela to power. We have played an active role in the country’s transformation and development—helping top companies win on the world stage, supporting the upgrade of key institutions and infrastructure, building leadership and capabilities. In South Africa and over 30 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, we shape strategy and strengthen operations for players in major industries, and help deliver better outcomes in education and health care. We have over 300 consulting and non-consulting staff based in Johannesburg.

  • 20 years

    of McKinsey presence in South Africa

  • 39 nationalities

    represented amongst our consultants

  • Over 800 projects

    in South Africa since 1995, and 600 more across Africa

Our people

  • Henrik Arwidi

    Henrik Arwidi


    Leads McKinsey’s work in sub-Saharan Africa, harnessing the firm’s deep experience in the region to unlock growth and development for leading companies and public-sector organisationsmore

  • David Fine

    David Fine


    A leader in the Johannesburg office; deeply committed to strengthening public services, growing employment, and improving life in South Africamore

  • Lohini Moodley

    Lohini Moodley


    Works with business and government to unlock Africa’s telecommunications and technology potential; leads McKinsey’s initiative to develop women’s leadership in sub-Saharan Africamore

  • Jacob Dahl

    Jacob Dahl


    Leads McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice in Africa and emerging markets, helping major finance players drive strategy, mergers and performance improvementmore

  • Chrisene Wu

    Christine Wu


    Works with leading financial institutions on topics including balance sheet optimisation, sales-force transformation, and banking strategymore

  • Mutsa Chironga

    Mutsa Chironga

    Associate principal

    Helps leading African banks grow across the continent, strengthen their performance, and serve businesses and communities. Supports global corporations expanding into Africamore

  • Nomfanelo Magwentshu

    Nomfanelo Magwentshu


    Uses her deep expertise in management, entrepreneurship, and analytics to advise clients on strategy and operationsmore

  • Jan Weydringer

    Jan Weydringer

    Implementation executive

    Co-leads McKinsey's Implementation Practice and works with various logistics and metals and mining clients on supply chain and operations transformationmore


A career with McKinsey in Johannesburg offers exceptional people the opportunity to work with senior leaders in business and government – and deliver impact that is visible through the transformation and growth of major organisations and entire countries. Our culture is non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial, and strongly supportive of professional development. We recruit top talent from all academic backgrounds.more


Brighter Africa: The growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector

Brighter Africa: The growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector

February 2015—Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity with almost 600 million people living without power. In this report, we explore how power demand—and supply—will evolve in the region and the factors required to ensure the infrastructure gets built.

interview | McKinsey Global Institute

The growth opportunity in Africa

February 2015—Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth.more

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Sub-Saharan Africa: A major potential revenue opportunity for digital payments

February 2014—Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity.more


Government designed for new times

A global conversation on a new direction for public management in the 21st century.    more

South Africa

The rise of the African consumer

3 trends are driving the tremendous growth of Africa’s consumer industries—its largest business opportunity. more

Africa at work:Job creation and inclusive growth
report | McKinsey Global Institute

Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth

If Africa accelerates job creation, it could add 72 million jobs by 2020.

report | McKinsey Global Institute

Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies

June 2010—Africa's economic growth is creating substantial new business opportunities that are often overlooked by global companies. Consumer-facing industries, resources, agriculture, and infrastructure together could generate as much as $2.6 trillion in revenue annually by 2020, or $1 trillion more than today.more

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In the community

South Africa’s AIDS epidemic has orphaned over one million children. Since 2006, McKinsey has worked closely with Ikageng, one of the largest organisations supporting orphans and vulnerable children, to provide financial support, operational assistance, and social programs. McKinsey has counseled Ikageng’s founder and board; designed and implemented operational improvements; and helped with financial controls, budgeting, and information management. Our consultants have volunteered their time to lead initiatives including a football club and a mentorship program for teenage girls.

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South Africa


Sandown Mews East
88 Stella Street
Sandown 2196
South Africa

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