mahir nayfeh

Partner - McKinsey & Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Mahir, a Partner based in Abu Dhabi, has been with the firm since 2017. He is a core member of McKinsey’s Digital and Analytics practice and is the leader of our cybersecurity efforts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mahir has more than 30 years’ experience in Technology. He advises and serves private and public sector clients on the implementation of solutions in the areas of Advanced Analytics and AI, cyber security, and Digital. His deep expertise in technology and business allows him to help clients address challenging problems and deliver sustainable impact. Before joining McKinsey, he was a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading its cyber and analytics division in the Middle East and Northern Africa region. Mahir has a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Maryland and I hold several patents. 

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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