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Engagement Manager, Shanghai

Because of Take Time, one of McKinsey’s flexibility programs that allows for extra time off, I was able to spend more time with my son. I picked him up from school every day.

Choosing McKinsey

Learning new skills, visiting fun places, and meeting people who are better than me are the driving forces of my life. A consulting career with McKinsey’s Operations practice fits me perfectly.

Rewarding, meaningful experiences

One of the most meaningful experiences happened on March 24, 2015. The first workshop that I designed and implemented presented its site and performance management best practices for leadership. The chairman took a GEMBA walk and visited all the stops, introduced by the workers themselves. That workshop was later copied, rolled out to 50 workshops, and changed 5000 people’s way of working.

Discovering new interests

My passion for coaching clients was triggered during a training for mid-level managers. The faculty head lost her voice, and I had to lead the two-day workshop. I discovered that I enjoy the learning and sharing during the trainings. Today, I have led more than 20 leadership training courses in lean, coached more than 50 lean trainers, and presented to more than 1000 people.

A truly global Firm

I was working on an Advanced Analytics project for a client in a very rural location. We started the project by getting a data dictionary from a team in India. An Italian partner flew in to share the latest progress from a similar digital transformation. When we hit a snag, a knowledge expert flew in from Belgium to help solve the problem with our clients.

Work-Life Balance

This year, I utilized Take Time, one of McKinsey’s flexibility programs that allows for extra time off. I was able to spend more time with my 8-year-old son. I picked him up from school every day. I also learned how to cook and was able to practice with my son. It was great to know that I can take time away to care for my family.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA
MSc, supply chain management

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
BSc, logistics management