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Gassan Al-Kibsi

Senior Partner and Chair - EEMA

Gassan Al-Kibsi

Senior Partner and Chair - EEMA

Supports public, private, and social-sector leaders across the region to improve opportunities for the youth and create global champions

Gassan, McKinsey's Chair and managing partner, EEMA,' leads a team of over 180 partners and more than 2,400 colleagues across the region. He serves in several global roles within McKinsey, including as a member of both the firm’s board of directors and its global leadership team.

Gassan is passionate about supporting leaders on matters of economic growth and job creation for young people. Since 2000, he has been working with the public, private, and social sectors across the region to accelerate its economic and social transformation and develop next-generation talent. In addition, Gassan has served some of the world’s leading companies in energy, technology, and consumer-facing industries to enhance growth and global competitiveness.

In 2014, the World Economic Forum named Gassan a Young Global Leader. He also supports philanthropic organizations that fight disease and poverty and seek to create a more dignified life for children and young people in 50-plus countries.

Gassan is widely recognized for his expertise. His work has been published by the World Economic Forum, the Middle East Summit, and the McKinsey Quarterly.

Published work

How Pakistan tackled its largest-ever social-protection crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, operations research

Georgia Institute of Technology
BS, industrial engineering