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Wonsik Choi

Senior PartnerSeoul

Wonsik is a senior partner of McKinsey’s Korea office. He is a leader of McKinsey’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice and advanced-industries work in Asia.

Wonsik specializes in helping Asian companies build global businesses, capture new growth opportunities from disruptive technologies, and transform into agile organizations. He has primarily dedicated the past 20 years of his consulting career to the advanced-assembly and process-manufacturing industries, in which he has advised leading Asian automotive, heavy-equipment, oil and gas, and petrochemical companies.

As a senior partner and former managing partner of the Korea office, Wonsik has also played a number of roles advising the Korean government. He served on the Korean National Economic Advisory Council, leading its subcommittee responsible for aiding the president in implementing a “creative economy,” and headed a committee for creative economy under the former Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. He also served on Korea’s strategy committee for the Fourth Industrial Revolution chaired by the deputy prime minister for economic affairs and on the industrial-innovation strategy committee for the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Before joining McKinsey, Wonsik headed an entrepreneurial venture and worked as an engineer at a multinational commercial- and consumer-product, engineering-services, and aerospace-systems company.

Published Work

Five windows of opportunity for postpandemic Asia,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

The future of Asia: Decoding the value and performance of corporate Asia,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Corporate Asia: A capital paradox,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2019

Asia’s future is now,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2019

Ten insights into the digital era” [in Korean], Maeil Business Newspaper, June 2019

Why you should pay attention to digital ecosystems” [in Korean], Maeil Business Newspaper, May 2019

The victorious strategy of the Art of War” [in Korean], Maeil Business Newspaper, March 2019

The ‘creative destruction’ of business management paradigms” [in Korean], Maeil Business Newspaper, February 2019

Global economic paradigm shifts and the ‘big picture’” [in Korean], Maeil Business Newspaper, January 2019

Beyond Korean style: Shaping a new growth formula, McKinsey Global Institute, April 2013


Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University