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Katrina Lv


Katrina Lv


Brings extensive experience in infrastructure, real estate, economic development, and strategy in serving governments and city developers in China

Katrina leads McKinsey’s work in the public sector and infrastructure in China. She focuses on Chinese regional and local governments, infrastructure, and real estate, bringing her extensive experience in economic development, megaproject planning, corporate strategy, and organization design. She is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Shanghai office.

Some of her recent and notable work includes:

  • helping a leading city developer in China successfully plan and develop more than ten new cities, ranging in size from 10 to 500 square kilometers, by bringing end-to-end city-development expertise including city vision setting, economic-development themes, anchor-industries strategy, investor and talent attraction, development strategy and financing, and megaproject implementation
  • serving local governments in tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 Chinese cities on topics such as sector-development strategy, special economic-zone building, rural-area urbanization, investment attraction, public-service optimization, and city transformation
  • helping a leading developer in China evaluate the economic feasibility of developing a cross-city railway through a rail and new-city business model and public-private partnership (PPP)
  • designing the development strategy and governance model for a free economic zone in South China, including setting the vision for the zone, identifying the anchor industry sectors and growth strategy, suggesting policy incentives, and designing the PPP model for development and operation

Published work

From heavy industry to modern tech hub,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future, McKinsey Global Institute, June 2018

Yangpu Waterfront From rustbelt to brainbelt,” McKinsey & Company, January 2018


China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
BE, electronics engineering