About Pal Erik

Pal Erik, managing partner in EEMA (Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa), leads McKinsey's operations in the region. He focuses on the development and implementation of strategy for a variety of local companies, multinationals, and governments and advises government authorities on structural transformations in the telecom, high-tech, banking, and oil and gas sectors. Pal Erik advises private companies about growth strategies—both local and global—and operational efficiency. He takes part in business forums as an expert on global strategies, telecommunications, and high tech.

Before stepping into the position of managing partner in EEMA, Pal Erik led McKinsey's offices in Eastern Europe for 3 years.

Pal Erik is personally interested in alpine skiing, mountain trekking, and traveling. He is a proud father of three kids.


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
MS, industrial economics (mechanical engineering)