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Yaw Agyenim-Boateng


Serves multinationals and private-sector institutions across Africa in the consumer packaged goods, telecom, tech and media sectors

Yaw Agyenim-Boateng joined the firm in 2005. He co-leads McKinsey’s Consumer Packaged Goods, High Tech, Media & Entertainment, and Telecommunications Practices.

Yaw serves multinationals and private-sector institutions across Africa on issues of strategic market entry, route to market, and sales and distribution topics. He focuses on reaching the African consumer through fragmented trade. He has worked in both Africa and the Americas.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Yaw worked as an investment-banking analyst focusing on media and telecommunications companies at Merrill Lynch in New York. He also cofounded a Ghana-based consumer-lending company and led finance and healthcare initiatives in rural Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Published work

Unlocking Africa’s $100 billion public-finance opportunity,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Winning in Africa’s consumer market,” McKinsey & Company, July 2015

Urban world: The shifting global business landscape,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2013


Harvard Business School

Wesleyan University
BA, psychology and economics