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Semyon Yakovlev

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

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. He leads McKinsey’s work in the financial-services and insurance sector in Russia and the CIS, managing projects to design and implement operational improvement programs and growth strategies for major banking groups in Russia.

Semyon has profound experience running operational improvement and strategy development programs, 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 2018

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

Self-improvement,”Kommersant, March 2016

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

Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law
LLM

University of Chicago
MBA