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McKinsey Hires Microsoft Executive as Its First Chief Technology Officer

  • Jacky Wright previously held senior tech roles at BP and GE
  • She was dubbed ‘most powerful Black Briton’ by Guardian
Jacky Wright
Jacky WrightSource: McKinsey & Co.

McKinsey & Co. has hired a senior Microsoft Corp. executive to be its first-ever chief technology and platform officer, a role that underscores the management consultant’s increased focus on digital initiatives.

Jacky Wright, who previously served as Microsoft’s chief digital officer, will join the firm later this year and report to global managing partner Bob Sternfels, according to a statement. Wright has spent more than two decades in technology, including senior executive roles at BP Plc, General Electric Co. and inside the UK government. The London native was named the “most powerful Black Briton” by the UK’s Guardian newspaper last year, ahead of soccer player Marcus Rashford.