Highlights of his 34-year tenure include: Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company based in Singapore where he was the Asian Leader of Client Impact & Experience, the Chairman of McKinsey Japan and the Managing Partner of McKinsey Korea. Since 2005, he served on McKinsey’s Shareholders Council which is the highest decision-making body of McKinsey and effectively functions as its Board of Directors in setting strategic direction and policies. In the 34 years of his McKinsey career he was also based in Munich, Silicon Valley, New York and Tokyo and held numerous other leadership roles. 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.