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Pierre M. Gentin

Senior Partner, New York
Serves as McKinsey’s global general counsel

About Pierre

Pierre joined McKinsey in 2019 as global general counsel with nearly 30 years of experience in business, government service, and academia. He leads the firm’s worldwide legal function and serves on both McKinsey’s leadership team and on the risk, audit, and governance committee of McKinsey’s board of directors.

Pierre was a law firm partner in private practice, spent nearly two decades at a global financial services company in senior legal and risk positions, and served in government as an assistant United States attorney.

Pierre is a trustee of the Practicing Law Institute, Touro Synagogue Foundation, the Conference Board’s ESG Center, and Princeton University's Center for Public Policy and Finance. He has also served on many of the World Economic Forum’s global agenda councils. Pierre co-edited a book on alternative dispute resolution in the financial services context and he has lectured on legal, business, and humanities topics at universities in the United States and Europe. He currently teaches ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Past Experience

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Credit Suisse
Managing Director

US Department of Justice
Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of New York


Columbia University

Princeton University