jörg schubert

Partner - McKinsey & Company

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Based in Dubai, Jörg is a leader in our Public Sector practice in the Middle East and is part of the McKinsey Center for Government leadership team. His work focuses primarily on economic development, government transformation programs, and human-resources development for government clients in Europe and in the six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Jörg has led more than 100 economic-development projects in the Middle East. Examples of his work include helping a GCC country create a national competitiveness strategy and sector strategies for proposed special economic zones. This work included the development of feasibility studies, business cases, investor plans, and implementation approaches. Another recent project involved assisting a GCC country in defining a comprehensive socioeconomic vision and a five-year strategic plan; Jörg subsequently supported six ministries on implementation. One of Jörg’s passions is helping the Middle East develop local human resources and improve labor-market regulations. He has supported several Middle Eastern governments in multiyear efforts to put in place employment programs and improved vocational training systems. He has also worked on immigration reform, advising the government on everything from initial design to IT implementation. Prior to joining McKinsey, Jörg worked for the European Commission’s Merger Task Force in Brussels and for the Court of Appeals in Hamburg. 

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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