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Junna

Associate Partner, Shanghai

McKinsey’s truly global platform never fails me. It has allowed me to travel internationally, to live in Brussels for a year, and return to Shanghai. I can also tap talented colleagues and alumni around the world.

Choosing McKinsey

I chose McKinsey because of the steep learning curve, the truly global platform, and the people. I stay at McKinsey because it never fails to satisfy my growing curiosity and my desire for impact.

Expectations for McKinsey

I expected to work with top-notch talent, solve challenging problems, and counsel leaders in various industries. I do. The unexpected surprise was how truly passionate and caring my colleagues are about our clients – both as organizations and individuals.

Memorable experiences

I recently supported a public-sector client that wants to help a city become a center for science development and innovation. We mobilized and interviewed more than 100 top scientists around the world. We even invited a Nobile Prize winner to visit the client. We helped the client identify its areas of scientific focus and the steps to make it a reality.

A truly global firm

McKinsey’s truly global platform never fails me. It has allowed me to travel internationally, to live in Brussels for a year, and return to Shanghai. I can also tap talented colleagues and alumni around the world. Collaborating with global experts on client work is often the secret weapon that makes a project a success.

Inspiring colleagues

One of my many inspiring colleagues is also the best mentor I have had. He taught me to always stay true to who you are. He was among the first to come out in the early days, and he has been leading the firm’s effort to advocate for diversity and inclusion ever since. He is true, not only when it comes to his own identity but also when it comes to clients. From him, I learned to only serve clients that we truly believe we can help and add value.

Work-life balance

McKinsey suits me because I like to be very focused during the work week. What I do need is a short break between client projects. I love to travel. McKinsey’s collaborative working model allows me to step away from work for vacations.

Education

Zhejiang University
MBA
MS, Management

Zhejiang University
BA, Communications, media, entrepreneurial management