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Danny Dagher


Leads McKinsey’s work across digital transformation, core technology, and Leap in the Middle East, with a passion for financial inclusion and entrepreneurship

Danny is a leader in McKinsey Digital, working primarily in the Middle East and Africa. He leads our work in digital transformation, core technology, and Leap—McKinsey’s business-building offering—across the financial services, consumer, and public sectors.

Examples of Danny’s recent work include the following:

  • developing the digital strategy for multiple leading financial institutions in the Middle East and Eastern Europe
  • building a greenfield digital attacker proposition for a leading Islamic bank in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • developing the technology strategy and transformation roadmap for several banks, large pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and consumer companies in the GCC and the Middle East
  • developing the growth strategy and operating model for multiple payments companies in the Middle East, GCC, and North Africa

Danny joined McKinsey in 2018, having served in C-level roles across investment and commercial banks in the Middle East, most notably in strategy, business development, and technology. As Group CIO of a regional universal bank, he led one of the region’s first digital transformations and the setup of a digital attacker.

Danny is passionate about financial inclusion and entrepreneurship, and is active with regional startups, especially ventures that aim to disrupt existing industries.


Bank Audi SAL
Group chief information officer
Group head of business development

SHUAA Capital
Head of office of the CEO, member of the management advisory group


Columbia Business School
MBA, social enterprise and finance

American University of Beirut
BA, economics