Kristina Wollschlaeger


Kristina Wollschlaeger, Chief Operating Officer of McKinsey & Company’s M&A Practice, is responsible for shaping strategic priorities and driving operational excellence of this large, global practice.

Kristina joined McKinsey as a consultant in 1993. She advised clients in the financial industry and later counseled clients across sectors on HR and performance management and organization design. As Associate Dean of Client Learning, and later, as Director of Learning, Kristina launched a series of client capability-building initiatives, led the learning program for early-tenure consultants, and shaped the learning agenda for McKinsey’s Organization Practice.

Before joining McKinsey, Kristina worked in secondary and adult education. She graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and the University of Hamburg, Germany. Kristina also held a New York City school administrator certification.

In addition to joining the board of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Kristina serves as the Commodore of the Shinnecock Yacht Club (Quogue, NY), one of the oldest in the country.

Last updated February 18, 2022