Asad Jabbar joins McKinsey as head of alliances for US public sector

26 July 2021 2 min. read
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Asad Jabbar has joined strategy firm McKinsey & Company as head of alliances and partnerships for the US public sector. He is based in the Washington metropolitan area.

Jabbar brings more than a decade of experience as a growth leader, with expertise in capture management, strategic alliances, and solution architecture.

He joins McKinsey from LMI, a government-focused management consulting firm. Jabbar spent the last year as director of growth for the firm’s health and civilian markets, leading the business development function and building up strategic partnerships. Before that, he spent two years as director of capture management at LMI.

Prior to that, Jabbar spent two-and-a-half years at CSRA (now General Dynamics), where he managed small business partnerships. He was also previously a management consultant at IT consultancy CSC (now DXC Technology).

Asad Jabbar joins McKinsey as head of alliances for US public sector

Earlier in his career, Jabbar worked in investment banking and venture capital.

He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School, a master’s degree in technology management from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Maryland.

“I'm thrilled to be part of such a talented team and energized about our mission to deliver positive, enduring change for our clients,” Jabbar said in a LinkedIn post announcing his move to McKinsey. “I'd like to take this opportunity to give my profound sense of gratitude to all of my friends and colleagues who have helped me along my professional journey. From leaders who mentored me, to colleagues who looked out for me, to staff who worked tirelessly towards our common goals - thank you!”

McKinsey’s US public sector practice was especially busy in the last year, as federal, state, and local governments sought the firm’s help in managing the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of its notable work includes building a reopening strategy for New York State, helping the Department of Health manage $175 billion in federal relief funds for hospitals, and conducting a study in Massachusetts on the impact of the pandemic on the “future of work.”