Guy Perry

Vice President, Urban Planning and Design (McKinsey & Company)

Dubai, AE

Guy is an architect, urban designer, and developer with global experience in creating economically viable, environmentally sustainable, human-centered environments. He applies this expertise to McKinsey’s work on some of the Middle East’s largest and most complex multidisciplinary projects.


For over 30 years, Guy has spearheaded development and design in a wide range of urban settings around the globe, receiving accolades from the International Academy of Health and Design, ISOCARP, the SOM Foundation, and the Urban Land Institute.


Prior to joining McKinsey, Guy planned and designed key components of the Barcelona Olympics. He led sustainable urbanization initiatives as president of cities and strategy at the Essel Group and, as an executive director of AECOM, he oversaw smart and healthy city innovations on human and ecological metrics throughout Asia–Pacific.


He has played a key role in urban expansion and regeneration across China, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, the Philippines, and Poland, as well as in conservation strategies in the Amazon rainforest.


Guy has taught and lectured at Harvard University, Hong Kong University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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