Ms Diaan-Yi Lin

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Diaan-Yi Lin is the Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and currently leads the Social, Healthcare and Public Entities (SHaPE) Practice across Asia. She previous lead McKinsey’s Singapore office, and its Principal investing and Infrastructure Practices in Asia. 

She works extensively with government entities and government-linked companies across Asia to design and implement major performance-transformation and economic-development programs.

Diaan-Yi’s expertise includes designing and helping implement large-scale programs to drive performance transformation, accelerated digitization, and greater productivity across the public sector. She also works with sovereign wealth funds and government entities to maximize value and transform performance across their portfolio companies. A further specialization is setting up effective public-private partnerships to accelerate infrastructure roll-out and economic development. 

In addition to her public-sector work, Diaan-Yi has served clients in many industries – including financial services, telecommunications, logistics, energy, and retail—on a range of issues such as strategy, corporate governance, and corporate finance.

Relevant experience

  • Designing and helping implement a multi-year programme that helps selected high-growth companies scale rapidly, become leaders in their fields and internationalize their business 
  • Launching a first-of-its-kind integrated platform for life insurance onboarding and digital advisory
  • Diagnosing critical gaps in infrastructure and setting up efficient, effective public–private partnerships to close those gaps and support economic development
  • Advising an Asian government on detailed implementation plans to transform its pre-primary school system
  • Supporting a public-sector institution on a major portfolio-management effort

Education/prior work experience

  • Prior to joining McKinsey, Diaan-Yi worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London, and as an analyst at Barclays de Zoete Wedd. 
  • Diaan-Yi holds an MA in Law with honours from University of Cambridge, where she was a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar and received the Dr. Cooper’s Law Studentship for academic excellence. As a Fulbright Scholar, she obtained an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.