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Asilah Azil


Helps institutions drive meaningful impact across sustainability efforts, entrepreneurial ventures, and ways of working

Asilah serves leading institutions on topics related to sustainability, strategic growth, enterprise agility, and transformation. She brings extensive experience in helping global and regional institutions to achieve market-leading business outcomes. She especially focuses on helping companies drive sustainability efforts, achieve digital innovation, build entrepreneurial ventures, and transform ways of working.

Examples of Asilah’s recent client work include the following:

  • leading a comprehensive multi-phased effort to develop a detailed emissions baseline, net-zero strategy, and scenario-driven pathways for an institution in Asia
  • spearheading a one-of-a-kind knowledge and research collaboration to develop industry-leading perspectives on the objectives and opportunities of carbon markets for global institutions
  • launching McKinsey’s “shapers of sustainability” series, a knowledge effort published widely with the top leaders across both public and private institutions including global banks, philanthropic funds, and real economy groups
  • driving a comprehensive operating model transformation of a global bank, standing up frontrunner journeys as a successful blueprint for the rest of its businesses
  • shaping the design of a world-class delivery model in a regional banking organization
  • leading an end-to-end transformation for a market-leading multi-asset financial institution, delivered through agile methodology and modern delivery concepts
  • conducting an enterprise-wide digital transformation effort across retail, commercial and institutional businesses of a leading US-based asset-management firm
  • building a hallmark digital strategy for a global bank to deliver a distinctive retail banking experience from concept to implementation
  • identifying a disruptive digital opportunity and subsequent greenfield build of a digital business for a global financial-services group


Putting carbon markets to work on the path to net zero,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Looks like remote working is here to stay,” The Business Times, May 2020

Becoming more agile, more resilient,” The Business Times, October 2020

How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019


Business analyst, office of the regional CEO

Graduate associate, global banking and markets

Deutsche Bank
Summer analyst, corporate and investment banking


Harvard Business School
Executive Education, High Potentials Leadership Program

Singapore Management University
BA, finance
BA, political science