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Alexandra Nee

Helps clients develop robust growth strategies, setting their ESG strategy and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in private equity and public sectors

Alex is a leader within McKinsey’s Private Equity & Principal Investors and Marketing & Sales Practices, leading the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion work within the Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice globally, and a co-leader in McKinsey’s Sustainability Investing and ESG Strategy service lines.

She advises private equity firms, and PE portfolio companies across many sectors, helping them to identify opportunities for strategic, top-line revenue growth. She also helps companies set their ESG strategy, and recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent at Board, C-suite, and frontline employee level, with the aim of improving equity and inclusion in the workplace. Alex also has extensive experience in the public sector on workforce development.

Alex leads McKinsey’s Women in Private Equity/Alternative Investing global forum, and McKinsey’s research on diversity, equity, and inclusion within private markets. Beyond McKinsey, Alex has professional work experience in the nonprofit and tech sectors, and has served on several nonprofit boards focused on mental health, and economic & workforce development. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership in Virginia.

Published work

Maya Chorengel on building the impact investing industry,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

McKinsey Global Private Markets Review 2024: Private markets in a slower era, McKinsey & Company, March 2024

Private markets: A slower era,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Discussing the state of diversity in global private markets,” McKinsey & Company, November 2023

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2023, McKinsey & Company, August 2023

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2022,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Tracking diversity, equity, and inclusion data in private markets,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

The state of diversity in US private equity,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

Forging your own path: Sandra Horbach on building a career in private equity,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

How private equity can catalyze diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Pricing: The next frontier of value creation in Private Equity,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019


Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Princeton University
BA, religion