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McKinsey Q&A: Nhlanhla

– Meet Nhlanhla, an engagement manager in our Johannesburg office, who has been with McKinsey for almost five years and holds degrees from HBS, Oxford, and the University of Witwatersrand:


Interviewer: Why did you join McKinsey?

Nhlanhla: Three reasons. I wanted to work with the world’s top companies on their toughest problems and McKinsey seemed like the best place to do that. I also needed space to explore industries and functions to find my passion and I was encouraged to do that here. Lastly, I wanted to improve my chances of getting into a top tier grad school.

Interviewer: And why did you select the Johannesburg office?

Nhlanhla: I earned an MPhil at Oxford, then an MBA at HBS. As I entered the professional world, I was ready to return home. The office and continent are growing rapidly which is exciting and affords opportunities to achieve broad socio-economic impact.

Interviewer: What do you love most about McK?

Nhlanhla: The people. I work with some of the smartest, most motivated and interesting people, serving inspiring business and public sector leaders. I would struggle to replicate this dynamic work environment anywhere else.