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Mayowa Kuyoro


Leads our Financial Services Practice with a focus on banking, fintech, and payments, and also serves clients in the telecommunications sector across Africa

Mayowa Kuyoro is a partner in McKinsey Nigeria, where she joined as the first business analyst. She leads the firm's fintech work across Africa and our Financial Services Practice in West Africa.

With over ten years of experience, Mayowa works closely with private-, public-, and social-sector institutions across Africa on topics related to corporate finance, growth and large-scale transformation, strategies for foreign direct investors, financial analysis, scenario development, organization design, digital marketing, and payments. She leads our work with start-up companies—especially fintech companies across the continent and is a thought leader on innovation across the financial-services sector.

Mayowa is passionate about gender equity and the role of technology in advancing inclusion and serves as a leader of McKinsey’s initiative to support women in the workplace.

Published Work

A McKinsey Africa podcast with Ashraf Sabry, founder and CEO of Fawry,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

The path to greater productivity and prosperity in Africa,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Acquiring the advantage in a fast-evolving industry,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Microregional data uncover a richer picture of development in Nigeria,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Reimagining economic growth in Africa: Turning diversity into opportunity, McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Fintech in Africa: The end of the beginning,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Seeds of outperformance: How M&A can help banks thrive in the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Harnessing Nigeria's fintech potential,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Nigeria’s banking sector: Thriving in the face of crisis,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

African banking after the crisis,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

How the COVID-19 crisis may affect electronic payments in Africa,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Advancing women’s equality in Africa,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

African retail banking’s next growth frontier,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

Past Experience

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Group strategy manager


Harvard Business School

University of Warwick
MEng, mechanical and manufacturing engineering with business management