André Andonian is a Senior Partner of “McKinsey & Co”. He is currently the Managing Partner of “McKinsey Japan” and a core member of “McKinsey”’s Asia Leadership Team. He is a long-term member of “McKinsey”’s Shareholder’s Council, which is the highest decision body of the company, and effectively functions as its Board of Directors in setting strategic direction and policies. In his 29 years of his career at “McKinsey” he has been based also in Munich, Silicon Valley, and New York in numerous leadership roles such as Global and Americas Leader of “McKinsey”’s Advanced Industries Sector, which comprises the automotive and assembly, advanced electronics, semiconductors and aerospace, and defense industries, Leader of “McKinsey”’s EMEA High Tech Sector and Innovation and Technology Management Practice. He serves clients in all these fields, spanning all parts of the globe. André holds extensive additional senior leadership roles in support of “McKinsey”’s growth, people and knowledge development. He is also a member of the firm’s Learning and Development Board which shapes and oversees capability building for all “McKinsey” consultants. André Andonian supports the development of new CEOs in his role as Co-Dean of “McKinsey”’s Bower Forum. He is also a long-term member of the company’s firm-wide personnel committees, most recently, the committee that evaluates senior partners. He is also the Dean of the coveted learning program for Senior Partners on how to become effective client service, team leaders. Prior to joining “McKinsey” in 1988, André worked in sales, marketing, customer services, and engineering for “Masco” Corporation in the US and at “IBM Europe and Asia”. He received an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of Business, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, as well as an MA with distinction in economics, as well as a BSc in engineering from universities in his hometown of Vienna, Austria. In his free time, André pursues his passion to help Armenians around the world in different capacities, e.g. as a founding member of both the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, chaired by Armenia’s Prime Minister and “Armenia 2020”, a global think-tank, and most recently as Board Member of FAST. André is also an avid marathon runner and long-distance triathlete, regularly participating in competitive events around the globe.