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Semyon Yakovlev

Senior Partner, Moscow
Leads McKinsey’s work in the financial-services and insurance sector in and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Russia, managing projects to design and implement operational-improvement programs and growth strategies for major banking groups

About Semyon

Since joining McKinsey, Semyon has led projects for clients in the Russian banking sector on a wide range of issues related to strategy design and the development and implementation of operational-improvement programs.

Semyon leads McKinsey’s work in the financial-services and insurance sector in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Russia, managing projects to design and implement operational-improvement programs and growth strategies for major banking groups. He has in-depth experience of running programs in operational improvement and strategy development, as well as managing digital transformations and developing ecosystems in the financial-services sector.

Before joining McKinsey, Semyon worked as a lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Published work

Digital Russia: New reality,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

How mid-sized banks can find their place under the sun,” (in Russian), Vedomosti, June 18, 2018

Self-improvement,”Kommersant, March 15, 2016

“What’s in store for retail lending,” (in Russian), Kommersant, December 2, 2015

Banks should not cut costs to handle a crisis but to build a promising new business model” (in Russian), Vedomosti, February 13, 2015

“Driving sales at banks,” (in Russian), Vestnik McKinsey, Issue 29, 2013

Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law
LLM

University of Chicago
MBA