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Jeremy Palmer

Senior Partner, London
Helps leaders build the capabilities in their organizations to deploy data, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence at scale to drive continuous learning and performance improvement

About Jeremy

Jeremy is a senior partner at McKinsey and CEO of QuantumBlack, McKinsey’s center of innovation and excellence in machine learning and artificial intelligence. During his time as CEO, Jeremy has helped develop QuantumBlack as a global leader in advanced analytics, expanding across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia–Pacific. He led the acquisition of QuantumBlack by McKinsey, which has enabled the combination of QuantumBlack’s focus on AI, machine learning, and continuous performance improvement, with McKinsey’s unrivaled domain knowledge and change management expertise, to support leading companies around the world in their quest to develop the capabilities required to grasp the opportunity to use data to become more agile, adaptable and successful.

Jeremy has wide-ranging operational leadership experience, including the military, global financial services firms, and early-stage digital and technical venture capital. He is committed to the principles of continuous learning and reinvention, and takes a pragmatic performance-driven approach to organizational change. He believes in the importance of strong culture and organizational values when growing successful teams.

Jeremy also has extensive experience as a trustee and chair in the not-for-profit sector, mainly in education and the arts. He is currently chair of Day One Trust—which prepares young people for careers in the creative industries—and is trustee of Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art.

Published work

Winning with AI is a state of mind,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Past Experience

Chairman and CEO, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

ING Group
Global head of equities and investment banking

JP Morgan
Head, international equity capital markets


Magdalen College Oxford
MA, modern languages