Alex Kimura joins McKinsey as a partner in Singapore

01 June 2020 Consultancy.asia

Alex Kimura has joined McKinsey & Company as a partner in its Asia practice. 

Kimura brings with him a wealth of leadership and operating experience in the financial services industry and the Asian markets. Prior to McKinsey & Company, he was Chief Strategy Officer at Aviva, a capacity he held for five years, and before that, he held the same position at French-origin Axa.

In the roles, Kimura was in charge of corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions (including partnerships and joint-ventures), corporate development and transformation across life, property and casualty, and health insurance businesses, as well as corporate venturing.

A main area of recent focus has been on digital innovation – Kimura spearheaded efforts to build greenfield business models, and the design and launch of new products.

Alex Kimura joins McKinsey as a partner in Singapore

Earlier in his career, the McKinsey partner worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, and in strategy consulting, having served Bain & Company for two years. 

Kimura, who holds a MBA degree from Columbia University in Finance, is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences including the Financial Times, Asia Insurance Review, Innovation in Asia, and Actuarial Societies. 

Based in Singapore, Kimura will advise McKinsey’s clients on strategy, transformation, digital, mergers & acquisitions and performance improvement, with a focus on institutions in the financial services industry. 

Globally, McKinsey has offices in 130 cities in 65 countries. Its Asian footprint spans locales in Azerbaijan, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

According to a recent report from McKinsey, the countries of Asia could be the genesis of the world’s new economic order as the globe emerges from the Covid-19 induced downturn.