McKinsey Hires First Chief Technology and Platform Officer

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. recently announced that former Microsoft Chief Digital Officer Jacky Wright will join the firm as its first-ever Chief Technology and Platform Officer (CTPO), entering as a senior partner later in 2022 and leading McKinsey’s overall technology portfolio and global strategy.

Bringing more than two decades of experience helping enterprises use technology to accelerate innovation and transformation to McKinsey, Wright has also previously served as the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President for Microsoft U.S., and has held several senior technology leadership roles across multiple industries, including Chief Information Officer roles with General Electric and BP, as well as serving as HM Revenue and Customs’ Chief Digital and Information Officer within the U.K. government.

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Recently named the U.K.’s most powerful Black Briton in The Powerlist 2022, Wright acts as a Women In Science and Engineering Ambassador, serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Chief Digital Officer Community, and sits on the advisory board for the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at Baruch College, City University of New York, from which she received her BBA. Wright also holds honorary doctorates from Aston University and the University of Bath.

“We are delighted to welcome Jacky to our firm. Working with our amazing team, Jacky will strengthen how we use technology both to help clients scale new ideas and tackle challenges, and to transform the way our more than 40,000 people work together across our global firm,” says Global Managing Partner Bob Sternfels. “She joins a team of leaders who have been focused on accelerating sustainable and inclusive growth in our client work, and setting the standard for our profession in how we manage ourselves as a firm.”

Wright is the latest of several recent senior additions to McKinsey’s team, including Aaron Gagnon, former Chief Audit Executive for Apple; Daniel Trujillo, who left Wal-Mart last year to become the firm’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer; former Uber executive Danielle Burr, who now leads public affairs; and Pierre Gentin, a former senior legal counsel to Credit Suisse who now serves as General Counsel.