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Yakov Sergienko

Managing Partner, Russia and CIS, Moscow
As global coleader of McKinsey's culture and change work, advises on organizational and innovations in digital- and advanced-analytics-driven transformations

About Yakov

Yakov is a leader in McKinsey's People & Organizational Performance Practice in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Russia. He also coleads the firm's culture and change work globally. Yakov is one of the foremost experts on organizational- and cultural-change-management matters related to digital, advanced-analytics, and broader innovation transformations and their critical components, including agile organization development, cultural change, new-business-model development, and talent management.

While serving leading public- and private-sector organizations, Yakov has facilitated many multiyear programs focused on holistic performance transformations and capability building in a wide range of industries, from basic materials and transportation to e-hauling services.

Yakov is an active participant in numerous business events and forums, where he speaks on organizational topics. He is the author of several articles on organizational development, advanced-analytics-driven transformation, and culture change as well as on the unique challenges facing the private and public sectors in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Russia.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Yakov worked as a senior researcher and professor at higher-education institutions in Russia and a columnist for various business media. He holds a PhD and is a full professor.

Published work

Corporate longevity formula” [in Russian], Harvard Business Review, August 2021

How to bring "Lone Ranger" executives into a tight-knit team” [in Russian], Vedomosti, July 2021

Nine signs you will be successful after the crisis” [in Russian], Harvard Business Review, April 2021

New reality” [in Russian], Harvard Business Review, December 2020

The crisis continues: next steps” [in Russian], Harvard Business Review, June 2020

It’s big game time” [in Russian], Harvard Business Review, April 2020

Perfect storm” [in Russian], Harvard Business Review, March 2020

Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great,” McKinsey & Company, June 2015

Quick fixes: How one European city got moving (literally),” McKinsey & Company, November 2014


London Business School

Lomonosov Moscow State University
MS, international economics