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Henry Ritchie

Partner, Philadelphia
Uses his expertise in urban development and construction to advise public- and private-sector clients on the planning, building, delivery, and operation of infrastructure assets.

About Henry

A partner in the Philadelphia office, Henry specializes in cities and transportation infrastructure—including airports, urban mobility, ports, and railways—as well as public safety and security. A previous managing partner of our Rio de Janeiro office, Henry also brings deep experience in supporting infrastructure development in Latin America.

Henry’s recent client projects include:

  • helping to define a capital-execution strategy, focusing on contracting and project controls for an urban-transport megaproject in Latin America
  • defining an infrastructure plan with a focus on energy, water, lighting, and transportation assets for large cities in North and South America
  • developing a national infrastructure strategy for a Central American country, which included a review of the transit, port, and road infrastructure around the capital city as well as a detailed implementation plan to guide execution and funding of critical construction projects, including transport infrastructure
  • helping to develop a new strategy for the police department of a major North American city, focused on stepping up its efficiency and effectiveness

Henry speaks regularly at global cities and infrastructure forums such as the New Cities Summit.

Before joining McKinsey, Henry worked for a conglomerate with a focus on construction of infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region and South America. He has also practiced law in New Zealand and was legal counsel at an oil and gas company with a focus on large capital-project structuring.

Published work

How to make a city great,” McKinsey & Company, September 2013


University of Otago
LLB (Hons)

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania
MA (International Relations, Lauder Institute)