About André

André brings expertise in a wide range of topics to his work with media and technology companies, governments, and nonprofit institutions. He helps lead our High Tech, Media & Entertainment, and Telecom practices in the Americas. Andre spearheads our work on education as part of the leadership team of both our Social Sector office and the McKinsey Center for Government. He helped create McKinsey Academy, which offers online professional development programs. André is also a leader in our Strategy practice, focusing on reputation, government, and regulatory strategy and helping to direct the efforts of the McKinsey Asia Center. In addition, he is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which advises on MGI's research on global economic, business, and technology trends.

Among recent projects, André supported performance-transformation programs for a number of US state and local governments, helped a consumer-electronics company develop its go-to-market capabilities, worked on a market-entry strategy for an online-information-services provider, and advised a media company on postmerger management. He is deeply involved in McKinsey's research on education topics—specifically, student outcomes, instructional models, affordability, facility utilization, research productivity, and administrative efficiency in higher education.

André is a co-author of the 1997 book, Sustaining the Asia Pacific Miracle: Environmental Protection and Economic Integration, for which he received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. In 2003, the World Economic Forum named him one of 100 "global leaders for tomorrow."

Prior to joining McKinsey, André was a research fellow at Yale Law School. He holds law degrees from Yale and the University of Sydney. He currently serves on the board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is a former vice-chair of the United Way of New York City.

Published work

High-performing US states: Is there a secret to success?,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

How US state governments can improve customer service,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

College for all,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Voice of the graduate,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Rethinking 101: A new agenda for university and higher education system leaders?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2012

5 ways to make college much more affordable for all Americans,” The Atlantic, February 2012

Why good companies create bad regulatory strategies,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2011

Consumer electronics gets back to basics,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2009

Past experience

Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy

Australian Youth Institute
President and founder


Yale Law School
LLM in public law

University of Sydney
LLB in business law

University of Sydney
BS in econometrics, economics