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ACD: Our First Speaker

November 17, 2014

Introducing our first speaker: Joe Ngai!

Joe Ngai is a Director and Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Hong Kong Practice. Joe also leads McKinsey’s Greater China Financial Institutions Practice. For the past decade, Joe has focused on serving leading financial institutions across Asia, as well as advising leading private equity investors on their Asia investments.



Joe received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard University. He was a member of the New York Bar Association. He is a native speaker in Cantonese, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Community Initiatives

Joe is actively involved in Hong Kong’s social sector, providing pro bono support to a range of non-profit initiatives, notably as Chairman of Diamond Cab and the 30SGroup. He currently serves on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Financial Services Development Council.


Joe led the first McKinsey Asset Management Survey across Asia in 2008 and subsequently in 2009, with over 80 participants across seven countries. Joe is the co-author of two books on insurance, Life Insurance in Asia: Sustaining Growth in the Next Decade, and Life Insurance in Asia: Winning in the Next Decade. Most recently, Joe published an extensive study with Ping An Trust of China’s trust industry, which was widely quoted in top-tier media, including The Financial Times and Chinese media.

Joe is a regular speaker at leading industry forums, and is a frequent commentator on business issues in top-tier media, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Economist, South China Morning Post, and Hong Kong Economic Journal.

- See more at: http://www.mckinseychina.com/joe-ngai/#sthash.1DrTXSy5.dpuf




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