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Ahmed

Senior Capabilities and Insight Analyst, Dubai

The giving nature of McKinsey is remarkable. You benefit as much from the gift of seeing others grow as you do from being guided yourself.

Choosing McKinsey

I knew McKinsey would offer many opportunities to learn early in my career. Because of the firm’s supportive culture and nonhierarchical nature, I have been able to grow quickly and have the opportunity to guide others. The giving nature of McKinsey is remarkable. You benefit as much from the gift of seeing others grow as you do from being guided yourself.

Driving Client Impact

My most memorable client experience involved building a leadership academy. The client, a government entity, was struggling to strategize and plan for the future amid growing uncertainty and new disruptive technologies. We helped the client build a disruptive leaders’ academy and secure the funding required to get it up and running.

Charting Your Own Course at McKinsey

I am encouraged to chart my own course in any area that furthers my growth. For example, I became an expert in economic development. I ended up taking over the analysis for several clients in the same region. I ensured the high quality of my work by partnering with other teams around the world and by constantly testing the data. My journey at McKinsey has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a team member. I will continue to grow because of the endless opportunities to shape my own journey.

Interviewing with McKinsey

I pushed myself to ensure I was prepared for the interview process. With the support of case-coaching sessions and guidance from McKinsey prior to the interviews, I was able to succeed.

Education

Alfaisal University
BS, business administration, marketing