Yongah Kim
Faculty Teaching Fellow
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Yongah Kim is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman and a core faculty member in the Leadership Development Lab and the Self-Development Lab of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking. Her main areas of focus include Strategic Change and Implementation with an emphasis on digital & agile transformations, Management Consulting and Leadership Development.

Prior to joining Rotman, Yongah was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where she spent ~25 years working across Canada, US and Asia. She has a very diverse set of experiences that span across digital & analytics transformation, global expansion, performance transformation, digital marketing and sales effectiveness in a wide range of industries including Finance, Healthcare, Consumer and Heavy Industries. She is particularly deep in digital and performance transformations in the financial services sector. She held number of leadership positions while at McKinsey including leader of multiple industry practices, Women’s Initiatives in Asia and North America. She also served as co-chair of McKinsey’s Global Partner Election Committee for several years. She has the distinction of being the first Korean woman elected to Partner and Senior Partner at McKinsey.

She is a recognized thought leader on business and social issues, particularly those relating to Finance, Healthcare and female leadership. Selected as a key opinion leader, Yongah has been invited to several sessions hosted by the Korean Prime Ministers. She was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Korea, a member of the Strategy Advisory Committee of the Korean Ministry of Finance and Planning and a member of the Financial Advisory Committee for the Mayor of Seoul City, a founding member and steering committee member of the Advanced Healthcare Management program by the Korean Doctor’s Association and Seoul National University Hospital. She is currently vice chair of the board of The Hospital for Sick Children and a board member of Equitable Group.

She has a BA in Business Administration from Yonsei University and a MBA from Harvard Business School. She has co-authored a book titled “Healthcare Reform 2010”. Yongah was recognized for her outstanding teaching with the Roger Martin Excellence in Teaching Award in 2024.