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Dr. Olivia White

Director, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company

Bio Current as of August 22, 2022

Olivia White is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and a member of the firm’s Risk & Resilience, Financial Services, and Social Sector Practices. Olivia advises leading financial institutions and other global firms on a wide range of issues across strategy, growth, and risk and resilience. She supports institutions to meet strategic objectives while ensuing resilience and maintaining strategically-informed enterprise risk management. She draws on expertise across scenario analysis, advanced analytics and model risk, effectiveness and efficiency, organization and talent, culture, and other areas. Olivia’s research spans topics related to resilience, financial markets, technology and innovation, and inclusive growth. For example, she has led major recent efforts on open data for finance, digital financial infrastructure, and digital ID. She has also worked extensively on financial and digital inclusion in both developed and emerging markets. In addition to her publishing efforts, Olivia speaks regularly at large industry events and convenes executives in smaller roundtable formats to share the latest thinking in the industry. Prior to joining McKinsey, Olivia was a Pappalardo fellow in physics at MIT, where she conducted research both in physics and in neuroscience. She holds her PhD in Physics from Harvard University and an MsC in Mathematics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.