Amandla Ooko-Ombaka

Associate Partner @ Mckinsey

Amandla Ooko-Ombaka is a development economist with a public sector heart, a private sector mind and a passion for getting things done. She earned a degree in Economics and International Studies from Yale University, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Amandla is currently an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader in the Chemicals and Agriculture practice. She works globally with governments to transform their agricultural sectors, and with private sector agricultural input and food companies to better serve their farmers and consumers.

Amandla is one of the lead authors of McKinsey’s Africa-wide perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on economic growth, employment and critical-health care system capacity include articles including “Tackling COVID-19 in Africa: an unfolding health and economic crisis”, “Finding Africa’s path: protecting lives and safeguarding livelihoods”, and “Reopening and reimagining Africa: How the COVID-19 crisis can catalyse change across the continent”. She serves on the Leadership Council for the Harvard Centre for African Studies and is currently writing her first book. Follow her @AmandlaOO