About Adi

Adi is an infrastructure and capital projects expert. She works with leading corporations and public sector organizations to fundamentally improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their spending on large infrastructure and construction projects. She advises her clients on cost reduction, strategy, planning, and capability building.

Examples of Adi’s work include leading an investment readiness assessment of a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure and communications megaproject; formulating a claim-management strategy for the construction of a hydroelectric dam; and optimizing the capital expenditures of a leading chemicals company.

In the public sector, Adi’s experience includes leading an infrastructure and construction transformation program for a large government entity—including diagnosing the root causes of inefficiency in project delivery and portfolio management, creating a new project-delivery unit and project-management working processes, and capability building for project managers. She has also supported governments in defining public-private partnership contracts for large infrastructure projects.

Adi also brings expertise in logistics, shipping, and ports and has helped shape the strategies of large port operators and integrated logistics companies.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Adi worked for a boutique consulting firm in China, where she was responsible for market-entry strategies for multinational companies entering China. Before that, she worked for two years in the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence Corps as an analyst.

Hebrew and English are Adi’s mother tongues, and she speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and good French.

Published work

Project management in defense: The essential capability” (PDF–247 KB) McKinsey on Government, Number 8, Spring 2013

Education

Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel)
BA in economics and in East Asian studies (summa cum laude)

Peking University (Beijing, China)
Diploma in advanced Chinese studies

Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
Diploma in advanced Chinese studies