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Alexander Edlich

Senior Partner, New York
A financial services and private equity leader

About Alexander

Alex is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company. As one of the senior leaders of our Financial Services and Private Equity Practices, Alex has served leading institutions around the world to improve their performance. Since he joined our New York Office in 1999, he has covered a broad range of assignments on corporate strategy, business unit strategy, growth strategies, performance transformation, corporate turnarounds, organizational design, operational improvement, digital and technology enablement, and sourcing.

Alex now leads globally our corporate and business functions work, which helps institutions improve their general and administrative (G&A) activities and spend. He works with companies to help them capture strategic value from functions such as finance, human resources, risk, compliance, and marketing. Those functions collectively account for $1.8 trillion in annual spend at public institutions. Senior executives believe their corporations spend too much on these functions overall, and gain insufficient value relative to their potential. Alex advises CEOs, CFOs, and COOs in all industries and speaks frequently on these topics.

Alex founded the CFO Practice in 2001. He continues to counsel CFOs on their enterprise and functional roles. As part of our rotational leadership culture, Alex has led various practices on strategy, operations, technology, organization, and sourcing.

Alex is also active with major non-profits outside McKinsey. He currently serves as a trustee of Prep for Prep, an internationally recognized non-profit dedicated to developing leaders through access to superior education  and opportunities for New York City’s most promising students of color. He chairs the Board Technology Committee. 

Before joining McKinsey, Alex was a Fulbright Scholar in France.  

Published work

The automation imperative,” McKinsey & Company, September 2018

Can you achieve and sustain G&A cost reductions?,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2016

How shared-services organizations can prepare for a digital future,” McKinsey & Company, February 2016


Princeton University
Masters, public affairs

Dartmouth College
AB, history