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Ida Kristensen

Senior Partner, New York
Advises leading financial institutions on cybersecurity, strategies for risk management, regulatory compliance, and operational improvement

About Ida

Ida advises clients on a range of risk- and regulatory-related issues, ranging from cybersecurity, operational risk, and compliance to capital management, broader enterprise risk-management strategy, and regulatory transformation efforts. She leads our global cybersecurity practice and is also the people leader for the consulting community in New York.

Ida has more than fifteen years of consulting experience advising clients on risk. In that time, she has helped clients design and implement an enterprise risk-management function, led our work supporting a multiyear, comprehensive capital analysis and review program at a top US bank, and worked with clients to redesign their operational risk and compliance functions to meet heightened regulatory expectations.

Before joining McKinsey, Ida was a director at a consultancy specializing in risk management where she worked on a variety of projects including scoring models, economic capital modeling, collection optimization, and limit setting.

Published work

Building cyber resilience in national critical infrastructure,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Building the internal-audit function of the future,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

The future of operational-risk management in financial services,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The compliance function at an inflection point,” McKinsey on Risk, January 2019

The value in digitally transforming credit risk management,” McKinsey & Company, July 2016

Driving value from postcrisis operational risk management,” McKinsey & Company, June 2012

Past experience

SunGard ERisk


Columbia University
PhD, political science and statistical methodology

Aarhus University
MS, political science