Bob Sternfels re-elected global managing partner of McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company today announced that Bob Sternfels has been re-elected as its global managing partner. Bob was first elected in 2021 to serve the first of two possible three-year terms in this role. McKinsey’s more than 700 senior partners elected Bob to continue his stewardship of the firm for a second and final term, which begins in July. Bob is the 13th partner to lead McKinsey since its founding in 1926.

Building on its legacy as a strategic and management advisor, McKinsey has become a full “impact partner” to its clients. In recent years, it has deepened its capabilities in implementation, digital and organizational transformation, and sustainability consulting, including by acquiring more than 25 companies. The firm generated a record approximately $16 billion revenue in 2023.

Bob, 54, has worked at McKinsey for nearly 30 years, joining the firm in San Francisco in 1994. He has previously led the firm’s Operations practice in the Americas, its Private Equity & Principal Investors practice globally, and its client capabilities globally.

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About the election process

Candidates are nominated and elected by McKinsey’s senior partners. The election includes up to three rounds of voting.

The votes cast in the election of McKinsey’s global managing partner were recorded and counted by an independent third-party firm. The election was overseen by an Election Administration Committee, composed of former senior partners who remain affiliated with the firm and/or current senior partners who are ineligible to serve as the global managing partner.

The global managing partner may serve a maximum of two three-year terms, subject to age eligibility.

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