About David

David Fine is the global leader of our Public and Social Sector Practice. In his 21 years with the firm, David has advised clients in diverse industries, including the public sector, banking, transport and logistics, mining, utilities, and oil and gas. Prior to his current role, David led the Public and Social Practice in the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions from 2014 to 2016, and led our Johannesburg office from 2010 to 2014.

David was the first South African to join McKinsey’s Johannesburg office when it opened in 1995, after the end of apartheid. Over the years since, he has been committed to the development and transformation of South Africa and the African continent. In the last two decades, he has worked closely with government leaders and ministries, social-sector organizations, and private-sector champions on issues related to economic development, national and sector competitiveness, industrial growth, performance transformation, infrastructure, education, social development, and public-health topics, including HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and polio.

David has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived and worked. In 2006, Consulting ranked David as one of the “top 25 management consultants globally.” David is also a member of the board of Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Center, which is involved in raising awareness around multiple issues, including human rights, migration, and genocide education.

Published work

Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2012


University of Witwatersrand
PhD, chemical engineering