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Dee Yang

Associate Partner, New York
Advises large institutions across the public, private, and social sectors on managing risk, rethinking strategy, and optimizing operations

About Dee

Dee supports institutions in the private, public, and social sectors with strategic and operational challenges. She has worked extensively with clients on the design of frameworks for managing risk across the organization and she leads McKinsey’s work on risk identification, appetite, and strategy.

Examples of her recent client projects include the following:

  • advising leading financial institutions in establishing enterprise-wide risk programs, including risk identification, risk appetite, and issue management, as well as risk type (such as conduct risk) specific assessments
  • helping a professional-services firm rethink its approach to risk management, including creating a taxonomy of risk types, incorporating risk exposure into day-to-day decision making, and refining governance, tools, and culture
  • supporting a leading not-for-profit organization in setting up its enterprise-risk-management function, including interviewing board members, staff, and external stakeholders to reach a shared understanding of risk exposure, identification, assessment, and control
  • assisting a top ten North American bank with structuring and executing an enterprise-wide conduct risk assessment to evaluate potential harm to customers, staff, and bank assets, and helping to design a framework for reporting to the board on findings and recommendations for enhancements
  • serving a city department of finance in diagnosing the effectiveness of its collections unit and identifying operational and strategic measures to increase the value collected annually


Stern School of Business, New York University
BS, finance and international business