Homayoun Hatami leads McKinsey’s Capabilities practices

02 August 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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McKinsey & Company has appointed Homayoun Hatami as the global leader of its functional areas of expertise and head of functional-driven innovation. 

Prior to taking on this role, Homayoun Hatami served as the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company in France, a position he held for four years. He was also leader of McKinsey's Marketing & Sales division across the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. 

During his 21-years at the strategy consulting giant – widely considered the most prestigious player in the industry – Hatami worked from McKinsey’s offices in Boston and Paris, leading numerous growth and transformation programs, mainly with luxury, consumer, media and industry companies.

Homayoun Hatami, Global Leader of Capabilities practices, McKinsey

Hatami – who was born in Iran – now leads the firm’s Capabilities practices, including Strategy & Corporate Finance, Operations, Organisation, Marketing & Sales, Risks & Resilience, and Merger & Acquisitions. He also spearheads the firm’s innovation endeavours in priority investment areas such as sustainability, reskilling, digital transformation and advanced analytics. 

As part of the role, Hatami is a member of McKinsey’s global executive committee (led by US-based Bob Sternfels) as well as of the Shareholders Council. 

Commenting on his new challenge, Hatami said: “I’m embarking on a new chapter. I will remain to be based in Paris, and continue to serve my clients.” 

Earlier this year, Hatami was said to be one of the eight final contenders to succeed Kevin Sneader as the firm’s Global Managing Partner. The showdown ultimately went between the American Bob Sternfels and the Dutchman Sven Smit, with the prior receiving the most votes from McKinsey’s 650 senior partners worldwide. 

Meanwhile, in France, Hatami has been succeeded by Clarisse Magnin-Mallez, a senior partner based in Paris.