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Dana Maor

Senior Partner, Tel Aviv
Leads McKinsey’s work on transformational change across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; is passionate about talent management and leadership development within the firm, client organizations, and society

About Dana

Dana is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Israel office, which she joined after 10 years based in our New York office. She led our work on transformational change across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East and currently leads our global Winning with Talent campaign.

She serves major institutions across a range of sectors, including aerospace, financial services, high tech, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications. In addition to advising clients on strategy development and M&A, she supports clients undergoing large-scale operational and organizational transformations. Recognizing the importance of people in driving transformational change, Dana regularly works with clients on talent management—specifically, strategic workforce planning, people analytics, top-team effectiveness, capability building, and performance management. She has a particular passion for developing leaders in clients, in McKinsey, and across society.

Examples of Dana’s client work include supporting multiple clients in leadership- development programs for their top 150 to 200 people and designing capability-building programs to reskill employees in the context of a fast-changing digital and agile environment. For a European bank, she helped develop a people strategy that helped the client transition to digital and agile ways of working. Dana also supported a global chemical company in a journey of transformational change—including setting a new strategy, designing and helping to implement an efficiency program, reshaping the organizational culture, and building new capabilities.

Dana currently leads the firm's talent work globally. She applies her expertise in transformational change to unlock enduring value from M&A by helping to ensure successful organizational and cultural integration between the merging entities.

She has also supported several transformational-change initiatives in the public sector. For example, she helped a large public-security agency improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its core processes and procurement. For another public institution, she helped design and implement a far-reaching operational-efficiency program that included optimizing capital spending on infrastructure, strengthening purchasing and supply management, sharpening R&D, and supporting capability building in key areas, such as economic thinking and change management.

Published work

‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Reimagining the post-pandemic organization,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2020

Israel: Hot spot for future mobility technologies,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Winning with your talent-management strategy,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

The people power of transformations,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

How to beat the transformation odds,” McKinsey & Company, April 2015


Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology
BS, computer science

MIT Sloan School of Management