Allen Webb, MBA ’99, JD ’99
Editor-in-Chief of the McKinsey Quarterly and Editorial Director for McKinsey Publishing
McKinsey and Company
Allen Webb is the editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly, the editorial director for McKinsey Publishing, and a member of McKinsey’s Knowledge Council, which establishes the firm’s cross-cutting knowledge agenda. He provides strategic leadership to help McKinsey advance, through its publishing, the state of the art in management knowledge. Allen focuses the Quarterly’s editorial agenda on areas of rapid change in the management environment—particularly artificial intelligence, data analytics, and digitization—and their collision with evergreen topics including strategy, organization, and leadership.
He also places special emphasis on innovation and new formats such as the McKinsey Quarterly Five Fifty and Pocket Edition, two digitally native products designed for the mobile content consumption habits of busy leaders. Earlier in his career, Allen was an engagement manager and consultant at McKinsey and a research associate at the Harvard Business School. He has taught MBA courses in business history and global strategy at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He has an AB from Harvard College, and earned a JD/MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.