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Gassan Al-Kibsi

Senior Partner, and Chair, EEMARiyadh

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

Gassan is a senior partner, chair, and managing partner for the firm’s work in Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Turkey (EEMA), and 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 the firm’s board of directors.

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 more than 50 countries.

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

Published work

Climate Transition Impact Framework: Essential elements for an equitable and inclusive transition,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

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