Nicolai Nielsen is an Expert Junior Partner in the McKinsey Dubai office, and has been with the Firm in the region since 2011. He has a deep passion for people, organizational transformations, and leadership development, and has delivered leadership development programs reaching more than 20,000 leaders in the region. Nicolai helped establish our local leadership development center in 2014, and currently leads McKinsey Academy in our Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region, which is the entity in McKinsey focused on capability building and leadership development. He has co-authored a number of articles and documents on the subject, and is leading McKinsey’s latest research in this area. He is also co-authoring McKinsey’s forthcoming book on ‘Leadership at Scale’ with two other McKinsey partners, Michael Rennie and Claudio Feser.