Senior Partner and Managing Partner

dr. mazen ramsay najjar

Senior Partner and Managing Partner - McKinsey & Company

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Mazen is the leader of McKinsey’s office in Kuwait office as well our Risk & Resilience Practice in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and a member of the Financial Services Practice. He is an accomplished academic and expert financial economist. The focus of Mazen’s work is on risk management and regulations, and he specializes in capability building. His past work includes developing and rolling out transformation and modernization programs for a variety of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) financial institutions, upgrading monetary policy and financial stability management capabilities for a number of EU and MENA central banks, and harmonizing the design of banking supervisory regulations and regimes across the GCC. Mazen’s passion for finance and international economics began in academia; before he came to the world of consulting, he held posts at both the University of Manchester and the American University of Beirut. He started his consulting career in the financial services practice at Booz & Company, where he led the risk management and regulations practice in the Middle East, and he now has over 12 years of experience in the field. A native of Lebanon, Mazen is a fluent speaker of Arabic, English, and French. He holds a doctorate in financial economics and remains an active academic in his field. 

Areas of Expertise


There was a time when economic growth, sustainability, and inclusion were seen as trade-offs, but leaders today need to achieve all three. This new paradigm of growth will be more sustainable, driving innovation while reducing environmental impact. It will also be more inclusive, creating access to opportunities for people worldwide. This is not an easy task, but our ambition is to help organizations and their leaders make it a reality. Every day, around the world, we partner with our clients to set bold strategies, unlock the potential of their people, embed transformative technologies in everything they do, and innovate sustainably. The impact we deliver helps clients achieve enduring change in their capabilities and performance—and speeds up the transition to sustainable and inclusive growth.

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