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Dana Maor

Senior PartnerTel Aviv

Coheads the People & Organizational Performance Practice globally and leads it across Europe. Passionate about shaping organizations to compete, driving lasting transformational change, transforming talent, and unlocking leadership within client organizations, McKinsey, and society

Dana is the global cohead and European leader of our People & Organizational Performance Practice. She first joined McKinsey in New York in 1998. After 10 years in the United States, she transferred to the Israel office, where she was our office Managing Partner from 2011 to 2021.

From 2015 to 2017, Dana led our work on transformational change across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Most recently, she led our work on talent around the globe. Passionate about talent and leadership, Dana has guided many organizations through the process of establishing leadership-development platforms for top executives and has helped architect capability-building programs to reskill employees for changing workforce needs.

Whether working in aerospace, financial services, pharmaceuticals, or telecommunications, she has helped clients pursue successful large-scale operational and organizational transformations and successful M&A integrations.

Dana is active in knowledge creation and publishing, and took a major role in the research the firm undertook to build an effective understanding of talent management around McKinsey’s 2018 book, Talent Wins.

In her current leadership role, Dana is focused on ensuring holistic impact for our clients. This work includes helping leaders define a clear purpose and design a fast and flexible operating model to deliver it. Taking talent as a source of value, she sets people strategies so that organizations have the right skills for now and for the future. And she supports initiatives to shape healthy cultures, shift mindsets, and motivate new behaviors. The end goal is organizational transformations that are both successful and sustainable.

Published work

Four ways to start using generative AI in HR,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, March 2024

Europe’s gray-to-green workforce transition in aerospace and defense,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

The organization of the future: Enabled by gen AI, driven by people,” McKinsey & Company, September 2023

Four essential questions for boards to ask about generative AI,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

All change: The new era of perpetual organizational upheaval,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Getting a read on the state of organizations,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

It’s (past) time to get strategic about DEI,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

The State of Organizations 2023: Ten shifts transforming organizations, McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Ask these questions to design the people model and culture of your organization,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Into all problem-solving, a little dissent must fall,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Foster organizational resilience for a stronger 2023,“ blog entry, McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage, McKinsey Global Institute, February 2023

European talent is ready to walk out the door. How should companies respond?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Resilient performance management in volatile times,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Raising the resilience of your organization,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Bolder recruitment efforts can benefit organizations,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Overcoming the fear factor in hiring tech talent,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2022

‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Reimagining the post-pandemic organization,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2020

Israel: Hot spot for future mobility technologies,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Winning with your talent-management strategy,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

The people power of transformations,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

How to beat the transformation odds,” McKinsey & Company, April 2015


Technion Israeli Institute of Technology
BS, computer science

MIT Sloan School of Management