Rodney Zemmel

Global Leader, McKinsey Digital

McKinsey & Company

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Rodney Zemmel is the global leader of McKinsey Digital, serving clients across a range of industries on growth strategy, performance improvement, and value creation by harnessing the power of data and analytics, digital culture and capabilities, and modernized core technology. McKinsey Digital now represents more than one-third of the firm’s client work, with more than 5,000 colleagues across 100 offices specialized in digital and analytics.

Previously, he was the managing partner for McKinsey’s Northeast offices, which include the firm’s Boston, New York, and Stamford locations. Prior to that, he led McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services Practice, working with clients in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and healthcare services. He also led the firm’s support for private-equity clients and other companies in consumer-facing industries.

Mr Zemmel is a recognized thought leader, writing articles that appear in leading business publications, including Harvard Business Review and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. He is a coauthor of the book Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy (Wharton Digital Press, 2018), is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and represents McKinsey at forums such as the National Association of Corporate Directors, CEO Academy, and other roundtables. In addition, Rodney serves on the board of BritishAmerican Business.

He received a Ph.D. in molecular biology, along with a first class BA/MA degree in natural sciences, all from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK.  He serves as a board member of BritishAmerican Business.