Job Title: Partner at McKinsey & Company
Amandla Ooko-Ombaka is a development economist focused on agriculture and food, and a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She co-leads McKinsey's global food security initiative and the agri-food practice in Africa, where she collaborates with clients across the globe to better serve their farmers and customers.
Amandla is also a Board Member for Harvard Center for African Studies which she Chairs; and a board member for Fresh Life; Emerging Public Leaders-Kenya; and LendHer Capital. She believes that to transform economies - particularly emerging ones - governments serve a critical role setting the development agenda and enabling private-sector-led growth.
A co-author of several of McKinsey’s acclaimed Africa publications, her work has been featured in various media including Africa.com, BBC, Business Daily, CNBC, CNN and others. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at global fora alongside heads of state and CEOs of leading global businesses. She was named to the 100 Most Influential in Africa (New African) as a Change Maker.
She has obtained a Dubin Fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; a George Fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Business School; and a President’s Public Service Fellowship at Yale.
Masters of Business Administration in general management - Harvard Business School
Masters of Public Administration with a focus on International Development - Harvard Business School
BA in Economics and International Studies, with distinction - Yale University
2023 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme