André Andonian is a Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company based in Singapore. He is the Asian Leader of Client Impact & Experience, the Chairman of McKinsey Japan and the Managing Partner of McKinsey Korea. He has served on McKinsey’s Shareholder’s Council, which is the highest decision body of McKinsey and effectively functions as its Board of Directors in setting strategic direction and policies since 2005. In his 33 years of his McKinsey career he has been based also in Munich, Silicon Valley, New York and Tokyo in numerous other leadership roles such as Managing Partner of McKinsey Japan, Global and Americas Leader of McKinsey’s Advanced Industries Sector, which comprises the Automotive & Assembly, Advanced Electronics, Semiconductors and Aerospace & Defense Industries, Leader of McKinsey’s EMEA High Tech Sector and Innovation and Technology Management Practice. He served public and private clients in all these fields as well as in biotech and helped them to become global leaders.
André holds extensive additional senior leadership roles in support of McKinsey’s client impact, people and knowledge development. He 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 McKinsey’s Firm-wide personnel committees, most recently the Senior Partner 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 service 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 home town 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 and Armenia 2020, a global think-tank, and most recently as Chairman of FAST (The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology).
André is also an avid marathon runner and long-distance triathlete, regularly participating in competitive events around the globe.