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David D. Kim


Helps banks, insurance companies, financial services organizations, and wealth and asset managers unlock their growth potential and maximize organizational effectiveness

David leads our wealth and asset management work in Japan and is based in our Tokyo office. He serves financial institutional clients across Asia, with more than twenty years of experience in both consulting, and wealth and asset management.

Examples of his recent client work include:

  • Developing wealth management growth strategy for a leading Asian bank
  • Helping a domestic Asian bank design and launch new wealth management products for pre-retirees
  • Developing comprehensive growth strategies for leading domestic Asian asset management companies
  • Developing Japan-focused growth strategies for global asset managers

Prior to joining McKinsey, David spent ten years at a leading global asset and wealth management company where he served in a variety of executive leadership roles, including Japan country CEO, and leading distribution for financial advisory and retirement businesses in the United States. Prior to his business career, David was a cellist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Published work

Digital and AI-enabled wealth management: The big potential in Asia,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Banking on growth: Ensuring the future prosperity of Japan,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022


Vanguard Group
Managing director and country CEO
Principal and head of distribution and client services for various business units

Bain & Company


Stanford University Graduate School of Business
MBA, investment and strategic management

Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University
MM, cello performance

Eastman School of Music
BM, cello performance