Senior Partner & Managing Partner

jalil bensouda

Senior Partner & Managing Partner - McKinsey & Company

Cairo, Egypt


Jalil is a senior partner at McKinsey and the managing partner of our Cairo office. Before moving to Cairo in 2021, Jalil was based in Casablanca for ten years where he was managing partner for Francophone Africa at McKinsey. Jalil has worked during the last 20 years both as an entrepreneur and business leader across a range of industries. He supports senior government and business leaders across Africa to advise them on strategy, business planning, and various initiatives related to the economic transformation underway in the continent. He specializes in large-scale transformation of public and private organizations from strategy to implementation, including post-merger integration, operational restructuring, and strategic reorientation; and tech-enabled transformation, including digital and data roadmaps, setup of digital factories, data strategy and governance, and delivery of data and digital use cases. Jalil supports financial and industrial companies on various issues, such as investment and industrial development strategies, growth strategies, due diligence, financial restructuring, and market launch strategies. Jalil is a driven entrepreneur who has 12 years of business experience prior to joining McKinsey in top management positions across multiple industries, including airline, banking, and pharma. He also built and ran a greenfield gypsum business in Morocco that became a leading player in North Africa. 

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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