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Mahir Nayfeh

PartnerAbu Dhabi

Leverages extensive experience implementing advanced analytics, digital, and cybersecurity transformations to advise private and public sector companies

Mahir, a Partner based in Abu Dhabi, has been with the firm since 2017. He is a core member of McKinsey’s Digital and Analytics practice and is the leader of our cybersecurity efforts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mahir has more than 30 years’ experience in Technology. He advises and serves private and public sector clients on the implementation of solutions in the areas of Advanced Analytics and AI, cyber security, and Digital. His deep expertise in technology and business allows him to help clients address challenging problems and deliver sustainable impact. 

Before joining McKinsey, he was a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading its cyber and analytics division in the Middle East and Northern Africa region.

Mahir has a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Maryland and I hold several patents.


Boards of directors: The final cybersecurity defense for industrials,” McKinsey & Company, March 2024

Follow the leaders: How governments can combat intensifying cybersecurity risks,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019


Booz Allen Hamilton
Senior vice president, cyber and analytics, MENA

Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center (ADSIC)
Chief technology officer, director of technology and standards

Abu Dhabi Government Shared Services (Musanda)
Executive director of technology


University of Maryland, College Park
PhD, electrical engineering

Virginia Tech
MSc, electrical engineering
BSc, electrical engineering