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Saf Yeboah-Amankwah

Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Washington DC
Committed to helping African institutions become “local champions” and world-class institutions.

About Saf

Saf is a senior partner in our Washington DC office, and leader in our Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. He has more than two decades of experience building growth strategies and leading operational transformations for a wide range of industries, including private sector, public sector, and social sector institutions. His passion is helping clients drive major transformations in existing operations.

Saf is also one of the firm’s experts on doing business in Africa. He was previously the managing partner of McKinsey’s South Africa office and he led our work in digital and telecommunications across Africa.

Examples of his recent client work include:

  • supported the turnaround of a leading local telecom operator
  • led a three-year transformation program at one of Africa's largest retail banks
  • supported a global private-equity firm in turning around an African multinational focused on the agricultural value chain
  • helped a high-tech multinational develop a growth strategy for its African operations that led to a 3X improvement in sales
  • co-led a three-year transformation for one of the largest telecom OEMs, encompassing operations in North America, Europe and Asia

Published work

Maintaining a high-speed connection: A new playbook for cable growth,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Outsmarting the 5G smartphone challenge: How telcos can reinvent their handset business,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MEng, electrical engineering and computer science
BS, electrical engineering and computer science