About Maya

Maya Horii is a partner in McKinsey’s Washington, DC office. Her work has a dual focus: serving agribusinesses and investors on strategic and organizational issues in agriculture, and working with public- and social-sector institutions and development organizations on challenges in agricultural and economic development.

Maya’s recent projects include:

  • Helping a multinational agribusiness to develop a go-to-market strategy to expand its penetration in India, Africa, and Southeast Asia
  • Developing a framework to assess a country’s readiness for cellphone-based digital finance
  • Working with a Caribbean country to design an economic-development strategy covering financial services, tourism, and other diversification opportunities
  • Supporting a transformation at a multilateral development bank to improve its organizational effectiveness, knowledge management, and leadership
  • Advising a range of institutional investors, development-finance institutions, and private-equity firms on their agricultural investment strategies and due diligence.

Outside her client work, Maya has led our internal knowledge-building initiative on global growth and investment opportunities in agriculture.

Earlier in her career, Maya worked at the African Development Bank and as a research assistant for the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance. She holds a master’s degree in international development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and an AB in social studies from Harvard University.

Experience

African Development Bank
Consultant
2006

Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance
Research assistant
2006-07

Education

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Master of public administration in international development

Harvard University
AB in social studies