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Heather Stefanski

Chief Learning and Talent Officer

McKinsey & Company

Heather Stefanski is a partner and chief learning and talent officer at McKinsey & Company. She is responsible for Learning & Development and Talent Management for 45,000+ colleagues globally, in addition to McKinsey’s People Data and Analytics teams. She built McKinsey’s Talent Management function, a dedicated group within the broader People function, and is leading the work to transition the firm to a skills-focused development culture.

Throughout her 28 years at McKinsey, Heather has held a broad range of People roles including talent acquisition, professional development, and learning. Prior to these roles, Heather was a McKinsey consultant serving clients on various operational topics such as manufacturing and supply chain, and product development and procurement. 

Heather has an MBA and an MA in education from Stanford University, and a BS in engineering and operations research from Princeton University.