Fellowship Year: 2011
Nationality: Kenya
Job Title: Partner
Organisation: McKinsey and Company


Job Title: Partner

Organisation: McKinsey and Company

Professional History: Omid has been with McKinsey’s Nairobi office since its early days. He leads our public sector work in East Africa and co-leads our Agricultural Practice across Africa. He also leads McKinsey’s Transformation Practice (RTS) across East Africa.

As an advisor to public and private sector leaders, Omid seeks to find the balance between the right solution, the optimal implementation, and the best results. Working closely with governments and the private sector, he facilitates action and outcomes, often playing a mediating role to broker relationships between the two sectors to achieve the greatest impact.

Omid first joined McKinsey in 2004 in our Johannesburg office. After leaving to work in leadership development and renewable energy, he rejoined the firm in 2014 in Nairobi, eager to contribute to growth and development in his own country and the broader region.

Omid is also one of the founding partners of a 5,500-hectare farm near Lubumbashi, DRC, and the co-developer of a 75-megawatt solar park in South Africa. He offers volunteer support to several youth empowerment groups and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and the Tutu Fellowship.

Academic and professional credentials: Dual Master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Policy and Civil & Environmental Engineering.



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.