Kweilin Ellingrud

Senior Partner, Leader of the Life Insurance Practice in North America at McKinsey & Company

Kweilin Ellingrud is a Senior Partner and leads McKinsey’s Life Insurance and Annuities practice in North America and is a leader in the North American Operations Practice. Kweilin was the first woman to lead the Minneapolis location from 2012 – 2016. Over the past ~15 years at McKinsey, Kweilin has led multiple global transformations, integrating both operations and strategy to empower employees, better deliver for customers, and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

She was selected as a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, where she has led numerous research efforts including on the impact of COVID-19 on jobs and gender equality globally. She is the co-author on COVID-19 impact on U.S. jobs by income, race, education, and geography: COVID-19 and jobs: Monitoring the US impact on people and places. She is the instigator and co-author of multiple reports on how to close the global gender gap: Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 T to global growth.

Kweilin has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. She worked at the Center for Women & Enterprise, a nonprofit to help women entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. She is a Board member of @Makers and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and is a member of C200, an organization for senior women business leaders.

Kweilin has received numerous awards including a 2018 “Top 100 People to Know” by Twin Cities Business Magazine, a 2017 MAKERS@ awardee, and a “Top 10 Corporate Women in Minnesota” by Twin Cities Business Magazine. Kweilin lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters: an 8 year old and 5 year old twins.