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Haimeng Zhang

Senior PartnerHong Kong

Leads our work across China on infrastructure, sustainability, and public-sector issues; works extensively with cities and major developers to plan and deliver integrated, sustainable urban developments; develops the talent and leadership that organizations need to thrive

Haimeng leads our Shanghai office and coleads our Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He is also a leader in our People & Organizational Performance Practice in Asia.

Haimeng works with clients to transform their organizations. He architects organizational structures to enable growth and innovation, builds talent systems and capabilities, and improves leadership capacity. He also helps major real-estate developers partner with the public sector to build integrated city developments and assists companies as they enter new markets and build profitable global businesses.

Examples of Haimeng’s recent work include the following:

  • supporting a major Chinese real-estate developer with a 4-year growth journey encompassing strategic planning, organization design, assessment of overseas market opportunities, sustainable building, affordable housing, and leadership and capability development across its companies in multiple regions
  • assisting a fast-growing developer on a multiyear transformation from real-estate development to integrated city and industry development
  • helping a medium-size real-estate developer to create a winning strategy and build a talent machine to enable fast growth
  • helping clients in automotive, basic materials, and private equity to boost operational performance by improving organizational health
  • supporting Chinese city governments on multiple new-city developments around Beijing, Guangzhou, Hebei, Jinjiang, Shanghai, Taiyuan, and Zhongshan

Prior to joining McKinsey, Haimeng worked as a senior consultant in the Shanghai office of Accenture, where he worked on issues ranging from strategy to IT infrastructure. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.


Shattering the status quo: A conversation with Haier’s Zhang Ruimin,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2021

Re-energizing through the epidemic: Stories from China,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

China’s green opportunity,” McKinsey & Company, May 2009

“Anti-Rigid (In Chinese),” Citic Press, May 2017

Past Experience

Senior consultant



University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Shanghai Jiao-Tong University
BS, economics