Harald Pöltner

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Harald Pöltner is a partner in McKinsey’s Nairobi office who leads the firm’s social, healthcare, and public entities hub (SHaPE) in Africa. He brings deep knowledge of economic development topics in emerging markets with a focus on early-stage project development, project financing, and trade. Harald has 18 years of professional experience, of which more than 12 years have been with McKinsey. He has supported clients on over 50 projects across the globe, including large, multiyear transformation programs in complex operational setups.

Harald joined McKinsey in Vienna, Austria in 2009 and transferred to the Nairobi office in 2016. He is passionate about contributing to the achievement of the United Nation's sustainable development goals on the continent, especially in the areas of electricity access and infrastructure. Prior to McKinsey, Harald held different roles in finance and controlling in the European aerospace sector. He is a German native speaker and fluent in English as well as French.

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