sonia wedrychowicz

Partner - McKinsey & Company

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Sonia is a transformational digital business leader who specializes in building digital businesses that work. She combines more than 25 years of consumer- and corporate-banking experience with strategic implementation in digital banks both before and since joining McKinsey. Sonia is passionate about the smart application of technological developments to enable businesses—especially those in financial services. She believes that true business differentiation can only be achieved through superior customer experience and driven by simplicity, speed, and convenience. Prior to joining McKinsey in 2020, Sonia served as head of technology transformation for Consumer and Community Banking at J.P.Morgan Chase in New York City, COO of digital banking at DBS Bank in Singapore, and head of consumer banking in Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Before that, she spent 18 years at Citigroup in Poland, the last six years of which she spent as the bank’s deputy CEO. Sonia is an enthusiastic speaker who has delivered keynote presentations at over 50 different conferences around the world. She holds a masters in foreign trade from SGH Warsaw School of Economics, and a bachelors in European business studies from Brunel University London. She is a passionate traveler who holds a black belt in American kickboxing. 

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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