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Yael Taqqu

Senior Partner, New York
Drives innovation and go-to-market performance for leading companies in the telecommunications, technology, consumer, and media industries

About Yael

Yael is responsible for McKinsey’s client and firm communications in the Americas and is a senior leader of the High Tech, Media & Entertainment, and Telecommunications Practices. She partners with enterprise and consumer-facing clients across strategy, commercial growth, and transformation, with specific expertise in product, go-to-market, and digital performance improvement. She serves both fast-growth technology and leading global institutions.

Yael also leads McKinsey’s global network of Experience Studios, immersive spaces for clients to participate in experiential workshops and capability-building programs, as well as to network with the tech community.

Yael graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division in piano performance. She was the producer of a documentary on HIV, which aired on Showtime and won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

In addition to her work with McKinsey, Yael serves on the boards of the Juilliard School and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Published Work

"New York: A concrete jungle where dreams are still made," McKinsey & Company, December 2021


"Transitioning innovation from lab to market," Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit, December 2018

Advertising Week annual conference, NYC, DailyMotion, October 2012


Harvard Business School

Yale University
BA, biological psychology