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Olivia White

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Olivia White

Senior Partner and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company
Olivia White

Olivia is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, and a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the firm’s business and economics research arm. She leads research on global economic, business, and tech trends and brings deep expertise in strategy, risk management, and operational transformations to financial institutions worldwide. Olivia’s research spans a range of global trends, including topics related to risk and resilience; global flows and value chains; financial markets and real estate; technology and innovation; human capital and the future of work; and productivity and inclusive growth. She has led major efforts on open data for finance, digital financial infrastructure, and digital ID. She has also worked extensively on financial and digital inclusion in both developed and emerging markets. Olivia advises leading financial institutions and other global firms on a wide range of issues across strategy, growth, and risk and resilience. She draws on expertise across scenario analysis, advanced analytics, effectiveness and efficiency, organization and talent, culture, and other areas. In addition to her publishing efforts, Olivia speaks regularly at leading global conferences and industry events and convenes executives in smaller roundtable formats. Prior to joining McKinsey, Olivia was a Pappalardo fellow at MIT, where she conducted research both in physics and in neuroscience. She holds her PhD in Physics from Harvard University; an MSc in Mathematics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar; and Bachelors’ degrees in physics and mathematics.