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Shelley Stewart III

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Shelley Stewart III is a senior partner and leader in McKinsey & Company’s Growth, Marketing and Sales practice. He leads growth-focused transformations in privately held and publicly traded companies.

Additionally, Shelley leads the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility, a think-and-do-tank focused on catalyzing solutions to improving economic outcomes for Black individuals and families. He has published numerous articles, the media widely covers his work, and he is a noted speaker on the topic.

Shelley is also on the Board of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s charitable community. In 2024, Shelley was named one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ones to Watch in Investing. In 2023, he was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2022, he was named a Notable Black Leader by Crain’s New York Business as well as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by SAVOY magazine. Shelley is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the National Black MBA Association.

Before joining McKinsey, Shelley worked in the financial-services industry.

Shelley has a BA in Economics from Boston College, an MBA from Columbia University an MPA from Harvard University and Honorary Doctorate from the University of New Haven.

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