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Ben Ellencweig

Senior PartnerStamford

Leader of QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey, acquisitions, and partnerships; advises clients on strategy, digital and analytics, growth, marketing, and sales across industries with a focus on B2B software, industrials, and automotive

Ben Ellencweig is a senior partner with the firm’s Stamford office and leads our QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey Practice in its alliances, acquisitions, and partnerships globally. Ben advises clients on harnessing the power of AI to deliver growth and bottom-line impact across sectors.

Ben led the firm’s acquisition of Iguazio, a machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, and spearheaded McKinsey’s growing ecosystem of AI and generative AI partners. He serves on the McKinsey Technology Council, which gathers top global technology leaders to assess and track trends in business and technology. He is a recognized thought leader on AI and digital transformation and publishes articles and frequently speaks at global conferences.

Before McKinsey, Ben served for over a decade in various leadership and technology roles managing large-scale teams under extreme conditions in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Furthermore, he served as a liaison officer in its military attaché office in Washington, DC.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He resides in New York and is a general trustee on the board of the Central Park Conservancy.


Getting it right: MLOps in energy and materials,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Strategic alliances for gen AI: How to build them and make them work,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Gen AI: Opportunities in M&A,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Car connectivity: What consumers want and are willing to pay,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

Gen AI: A guide for CFOs,” McKinsey & Company, November 2023

The promise of travel in the age of AI,” McKinsey & Company, September 2023

Data and analytics in the driver’s seat of the used-car market,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Applied AI: Six growth considerations for private markets,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Disruption and innovation in US auto financing,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

A new dawn for industrial channels: Meeting customers where they want,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

The domino effect: How sales leaders are reinventing go-to-market in the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

US auto finance: Managing credit losses in a challenging environment,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Used cars, new platforms: Accelerating sales in a digitally disrupted market,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019


Harvard Business School

Tel Aviv University
BS, computer science
BS, economics