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Hamid Samandari
Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company


Hamid Samandari is a senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York office. He is a founder and former head of the Americas Risk & Resilience Practice, and the chair of the firm's Knowledge Council. The council prioritizes and develops the major, next-generation, cross-cutting knowledge and capability areas that the firm believes will be core to the performance and health of our clients.

Hamid joined the Firm in 1997 and has served several leading financial institutions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia on a broad range of topics, such as risk management, strategy, operations, and technology. His areas of expertise include capital management, credit risk management, operational risk management, risk organization and governance, risk culture, and compliance and control functions.

Hamid’s recent work includes supporting two major US banks on their regulatory remediation programs, helping another US bank in its COVID-19 response, and assisting a foreign bank on improving its enterprise risk management. Hamid’s most recent research has focused on risk efficiency and effectiveness, on confronting the risks of artificial intelligence, and on climate risk and broader sustainability.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside chat on Climate Risk with McKinsey


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