Ziad leads the firm’s internal efforts on managing geopolitical risk; counsels our clients on how to build out capabilities and frameworks to understand, monitor, and mitigate geopolitical risks; and is one of the firm’s principal thought leaders around building geopolitical resilience.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Haider served in a range of senior roles in the US government, supporting US businesses globally on managing market access, political, and regulatory risks, and conducting strategic planning around Asia and geo-economics.
He previously practiced international law specializing in sanctions and investment disputes and worked with human rights organizations across Asia. His writings on international affairs have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Nikkei Asia among others.
Haider serves on the board of advisors of the International Rescue Committee, a leading global humanitarian and development organization, and is a senior advisor with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
Proficient in Mandarin and fluent in Urdu, Haider grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and is an avid squash and guitar player.