Sonia Wedrychowicz joins McKinsey's Middle East partnership

21 April 2021 1 min. read
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McKinsey & Company has appointed a new partner in the Middle East: Sonia Wedrychowicz. 

Having been part of McKinsey’s senior advisor pool for over a year, Dubai-based Sonia Wedrychowicz has now been admitted into the firm’s partnership. She brings over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to the strategy consulting firm, with a focus on digital banking and technology transformation.

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Wedrychowicz served briefly as an independent consultant, and before that, she was the Head of Technology Transformation Consumer and Community Bank at JPMorgan Chase in New York. Earlier, she held leadership roles at DBS Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, based in Asia.

Sonia Wedrychowicz, Partner, McKinsey

Her career started with Citibank in Poland (Wedrychowicz is Polish-origin), where she worked for seventeen years, ascending the ranks to become the bank’s Head of Consumer Bank and member of the Management Board. She specialises in corporate banking (cash management, trade finance, securities services), consumer banking, and more recently, islamic banking. 

Commenting on the partner appointment, McKinsey took to LinkedIn to state, “Sonia brings deep expertise in digital business building and large-scale digital transformations. Known for her passion, high energy and commitment to people, she has managed change, led innovation and restructured businesses, putting them on a path of growth triggered by technology.” 

Outside of her work for McKinsey, Wedrychowicz is a frequent speaker at conferences on digital banking, fintech and digital transformation in financial services – she has spoken at over 50 conferences around the world. 

In the Middle East, McKinsey has over 650 consultants and staff working from offices in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Karachi, Kuwait, Manama, and Riyadh. The region is led by former WEF Young Global Leader Gassan Al-Kibsi.