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André Andonian

Managing Partner Korea and Senior Partner, Seoul
Works in advanced industries globally, serving clients in our Advanced Electronics, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Assembly, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practices

About André

André is the managing partner of McKinsey Korea and advises leading companies on a broad range of strategic, operational, and organizational topics. He is a core member of our Asia leadership team and served multiple terms on McKinsey’s Shareholders Council (our global governance board).

In his 32-year McKinsey career, André has worked in Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Asia, serving clients across the Semiconductors, Advanced Electronics, Automotive & Assembly, Biotechnology, and Aerospace & Defense industries. During his five-year tenure as the Managing Partner for Japan, he led Japan to become one of McKinsey’s fastest-growing offices, more than doubling the client portfolio and the number of people in the office. Prior to Japan, André led the newly founded Advanced Industries sector in Americas and globally to become one of the largest sectors in the firm.

André holds extensive additional senior leadership roles in support of the firm’s growth, people, and knowledge development. He is leading numerous learning programs to develop capabilities of senior clients and our partners to become effective leaders; for example, he supports the development of new CEOs in his role as co-dean of McKinsey’s Bower Forum.

André is very passionate in supporting the economic development of countries and nations in different capacities, including as an advisor on innovation for different countries and clusters.

Published work

Renesas’s Hidetoshi Shibata on leadership through difficult times,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Envisioning healthcare after COVID-19: An interview with Ara Darzi,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Change management: lessons from Japan,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, August 2018

A more effective model for managing change in Japan could accelerate economic growth,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

Japan at a crossroads: The 4G to 5G (r)evolution,” McKinsey & Company, January 2018

Past Experience

Masco Corporation
Sales engineer

IBM (Europe and Asia)
Customer engineer

Education

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
MBA

University of Vienna
MA, economics and management science