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Jeff Galvin

Senior PartnerTokyo

Helps financial institutions, startups, and investors innovate and seize opportunities emerging from new technologies and ways of working

Jeff is the Asia leader of McKinsey QuantumBlack, our Firm’s artificial intelligence and advanced analytics organization, and advises many leading corporations, private equity and venture capital investors, and startups on how to capture technology-related opportunities and drive digital transformations. Prior to his current role, he also led our Venture Capital and Fintech efforts in the region. He has lived and worked across Asia for over 20 years.

Examples of Jeff’s recent projects include the following:

  • helping a leading global insurance company evaluate and pilot generative AI and broader data / technology innovation concepts
  • supporting a leading Asian Venture Capital organization on internationalization, partnerships, and the acceleration of portfolio company growth
  • developing and helping implement regional and US expansion plans for top Asian technology startups in areas including software, AI, aerospace, and building materials
  • working with a top-ten global bank on a series of digital transformation and new business-building initiatives, including an omnichannel wealth-management business
  • helping a leading global insurance company create and operate a technology-focused corporate venture-capital arm, including all elements of their investment strategy, organizational design, and deal execution

In addition to his client work, Jeff has regularly been a featured speaker at financial services and technology-related events and he is frequently interviewed by leading media organizations.

Published Work

Merchant acquiring at the crossroads: An industry reinvents itself,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Mobile wallets: Southeast Asia’s new digital life hack,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Strategy for a digital world,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

The new digital edge: Rethinking strategy for the postpandemic era,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

Building a second home in China,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2010

Past Experience

Director, Online Partnerships Group, Asia–Pacific


University of Pennsylvania
Masters, Computer and Information Technology

Harvard University

Princeton University
BA, public and international affairs