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Tunde Olanrewaju

Senior Partner, London
Advises a range of financial services, private equity, consumer facing and public sector institutions on strategy, digital transformation, analytics, operations, organization and culture.

About Tunde

Tunde is a Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company’s London office, where he also leads the UK Digital Practice and the European Fintech Practice.  He is one of the global leaders that helped create McKinsey Digital - building design, engineering, analytics and product capabilities within the firm to support clients in the digital transformation of their organisations, the launch of disruptive attacker propositions and exploiting data analytics at scale.

Selected client Experience include:

  • Supporting a top-3 UK Bank in standing up a cross-functional journey digitisation capability to systematically re-invent and build out new customer journeys (Retail Account Opening, Mid-corp Account opening, SME lending) to be >75% more efficient
  • Conducting a strategic review and digital marketing transformation for a leading online brokerage player, repositioning the business for growth in new segments and installing a new agile digital marketing organisation to capture and activate new customers 
  • Developing the innovation portfolio for a leading Bank in reaction to digital trends, regulatory shifts (PSD2/ Open Banking) and Fintech activity. In addition led the design, incubation and build of a new digital non-financial advisory product from concept to scaling and operational handover.
  • Supporting a European Defence Authority on the end to end transformation of its major IT contracts to transition to a cloud model. This included systematic identification of cost reduction opportunities, creation of a new contracting model to fund transformation and ongoing commercial and delivery support to execute the change
  • Re-structuring Front-to-back the operating model for the Currencies business of a top 5 global capital markets player, including driving up electronic trading penetration, sales force transformation, credit process streamlining and eliminating non-value added operations

Tunde is also a leader of the MBN (McKinsey Black Network) —a network for black client-service staff at McKinsey—committed to recruiting a fair share of black talent and facilitating connectivity and mentoring relationships.

Outside McKinsey, Tunde is a trustee of Oxfam GB. He holds a first class MEng degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College London, where he was a Lucent Technologies Global Science Scholar.

Published work

Financial data unbound: The value of open data for individuals and institutions,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Problems amid progress: Improving lives and livelihoods for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Detour: An altered path to profit for European fintechs,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Harnessing Nigeria's fintech potential,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Tech for Good: Helping the United Kingdom improve lives and livelihoods,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

What it takes to deliver breakthrough customer experiences,” McKinsey & Company, November 2015

Cutting Through the FinTech Noise: Markers of Success, Imperatives For Banks,” McKinsey & Company, December 2015

How winning banks refocus their IT budgets for digital,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

The rise of the digital bank,” McKinsey & Company, July 2014

Finding your digital sweet spot,” McKinsey & Company, November 2013 


Imperial College London
MEng, electrical and electronic engineering (Lucent Technologies Global Science Scholar)