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Michael Park

Senior PartnerNew York

Coleads the People & Organizational Performance Practice and partners with leaders to shape strategy, improve performance, and drive lasting change by making talent a competitive advantage and establishing an organization fit for the future

Michael is the global cohead of the firm’s People & Organizational Performance Practice and a leader of its work in advanced industries. He helps leaders prepare their organizations to be fit for the future—faster, leaner, more innovative, and more customer-centric—often in the context of transformation or merger and portfolio change.

Previously, Michael was the global leader of McKinsey Academy, a unit of the firm dedicated to building executive and frontline capabilities for clients at scale. Over the past 15 years, Michael’s work has spanned the range of industrial transformations, including growth- and portfolio-strategy transformation to create value, comprehensive operations programs to deliver improvements in cash conversion and product cost, and programs that sustain change by upskilling and reskilling management teams and the frontline.

Michael serves as the executive sponsor for Asians at McKinsey and is passionate about supporting, convening, and celebrating Asians in the workplace. He also serves as the sponsor for Connected Leaders Academy, a leadership and capability-building program created as part of McKinsey’s commitment to advancing racial equity.

Based in New York City, Michael is active in the community and serves as a board member for the leadership-development organizations Leaders for Educational Equity and CareerVillage.

Published work

Empower the front line for a thriving organization,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, August 2023

The State of Organizations 2023: Ten shifts transforming organizations, McKinsey & Company, April 2023

What’s your superpower? How companies can build an institutional capability to achieve competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Navigating the gray-to-green transition in aerospace & defense,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Foster organizational resilience for a stronger 2023,“ blog entry, McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Raising the resilience of your organization,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Hybrid work: Making it fit with your diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2022

Rethinking inventory management in defense,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Closing the capability gap in the time of COVID-19,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2020

COVID-19 and advancing Asian American recovery,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

To lead in the postcrisis tomorrow, put leadership and capabilities in place today,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Divestitures: How to invest for success,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015

Profitably parting ways: Getting more value from divestitures,” McKinsey on Finance, Winter 2013


Harvard University
AB, economics