McKinsey African Leaders on the Move Event 2021 for young Africans.

Application Deadline: November 12th, 2021.

Join McKinsey for the 13th edition of the “African Leaders on the Move” event. Our theme this year is “Entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa”.  African Leaders on the Move is intended for individuals who are from—or passionate about—Africa.

Come explore how our work is contributing to positive and enduring change in Africa at an exciting virtual event on November 25th and 26th, 2021. At the event, you’ll learn about McKinsey’s work in Africa, network with our consultants and discover exciting career opportunities. During these two days, we will share insights and engage in discussion with McKinsey’s leaders on how the continent is transforming. You’ll also hear about the inspiring journeys of our consultants.

McKinsey invite individuals who are passionate about Africa to apply to African Leaders on the Move to learn more about our offices, roles, and work in the region.McKinsey has six offices in Africa – Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda, Casablanca, Nairobi, Addis Ababa. We serve many leading African organizations across sectors including energy and materials, financial services, consumer goods and retail, telecommunications, infrastructure and logistics, as well as the public and social sectors.


McKinsey welcome applicants from various academic or professional backgrounds interested in pursuing an exciting career in consulting and passionate about working in Africa. Undergraduates, post-graduates, and professionals with up to 4 years of experience are invited to apply.

This event is non-evaluative. It is an opportunity for you to get to know us and learn more about working with McKinsey in Africa.

The event is open to students in their penultimate or final year as well as working professionals with up to 4 years’ experience who are passionate about Africa. To apply, submit your CV by November 12th, 2021.


Attendees will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • interact with McKinsey leaders as they talk about their entrepreneurial journeys, personal experiences, and expertise
  • participate in workshops-involving topics such as public sector, digital, banking, energy, and others-to learn about McKinsey’s work and problem-solving approach
  • learn about the potential opportunities offered in Africa

Those selected to attend will be notified three days before the event.

How to apply

To be considered to the African Leaders on the Move event, we ask that you submit the following:

  • Your CV in English (2 pages maximum). Your CV should include details of your education and grades, work experience, and extracurricular activities and achievements.
  • Africa office location preference. We advise you to make your choice based on geographic ties—that is, you have studied or lived in the country. You should be fluent in the local language and meet work eligibility requirements of the country where the office you apply to is located.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the McKinsey African Leaders on the Move 2021


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