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We help organizations make distinctive and lasting changes to their performance.

Working at the heart of the world’s most competitive economy, we serve clients in both the private and public sectors on challenges in strategy, operations, organization, and technology. Our offices are located in Zurich and Geneva, and our consultants work across the dynamic financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors. At a local and global level, we apply our knowledge and experience to conduct research into management issues, develop long-term perspectives, and take part in public debates on the country’s most pressing issues.
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McKinsey opened its first office in Switzerland



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completed in the last ten years in Switzerland


Working in Switzerland

A career at McKinsey is an opportunity to work with remarkable people, help shape growth, build important institutions in Switzerland—and learn and grow constantly. We offer a variety of paths for students, graduates and experienced professionals.
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Solar Impulse

McKinsey serves as the knowledge partner to Solar Impulse, whose solar-powered plane circled the world in 2015, symbolizing energy innovation and a pioneering spirit.


An association of Switzerland-based companies, Advance aims to increase the share of women in senior executive positions. Founded in March 2013, it offers ambitious female executives in its member companies a program of events, workshops, mentorship, and advice to increase their opportunities for advancement. The association is funded through an annual subscription fee paid by the member companies.

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse is a Switzerland-based initiative that had one mission: to fly a solar airplane around the world in 2015—which it accomplished. And it has a vision beyond this accomplishment: that energy innovation and a pioneering spirit must prevail in commerce, finance, and politics. As Solar Impulse’s official knowledge partner, McKinsey draws on its global energy expertise to develop balanced perspectives on future resource challenges.


Venture is a competition designed to help budding Swiss entrepreneurs develop promising ideas into business plans—and ultimately into successful companies. Founded in 1998 by McKinsey, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, and Knecht Holding, the competition runs every two years. Previous participants have founded more than 550 companies and created over 4,500 jobs.


In partnership with Ashoka, McKinsey supports Bookbridge in building new learning centers to bring quality education to people in need. We also provide real-life case studies for its Capability Program, which helps emerging leaders learn skills such as project planning, working with multiple stakeholders, and leading diverse teams in different cultural contexts.

The EspeRare Foundation

This nonprofit organization collaborates with patient groups and stakeholders to identify pharmacotherapies to alleviate rare diseases. Its approach is centered on patient engagement, with the goal of providing universal access to these new medicines. We helped EspeRare develop a business model, innovative value proposition, growth priorities, and methodology to assess its impact on public health.


This is the first program from the McKinsey Social Initiative, the firm’s nonprofit organization. It aims to improve the employment prospects for youth by presenting new ways to develop skills and job readiness for high-growth industries like healthcare, technology, customer service, sales and retail, and skilled trades. With programs in five countries, Generation’s initial goal is to connect one million young people with skills and jobs by 2020.

Featured insights

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The digital revolution: Aspects of a changing economy

– Digitalization is the buzzword of our time. This new series of articles, published in partnership with online newspaper, looks at the impact of digitalization on Switzerland’s industries and asks how companies can manage the digital-transformation process.

The opportunity in government productivity

– Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? Raising productivity could save $3.5 trillion a year—or... boost outcomes at no extra cost.

How do winning consumer-goods companies capture growth?

– Our detailed analysis of 53 companies reveals four major growth drivers.
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Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive... overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.

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