André Dua is the Founder of the Gotham Space Agency, a group dedicated to exploring the frontier of space and inspiring the next generation of citizen scientists. The Agency's first mission involves launching the Brooklyn's first-ever "manned" satellite into space, in partnership with MIT and NASA.
André is also a Senior Partner in McKinsey and Company’s New York office. He is the Founding Chairman of McKinsey Academy, a digital platform designed to change the way people are prepared for the world of work in the private, public, and social sectors. McKinsey Academy has built a distinctive digital learning platform with edX, and created a set of rich courses and (blended) programs on management and leadership taught by leading business practitioners.
Also in the world of education, he previously co-led McKinsey’s education practice. For many years, he was also a partner in McKinsey’s High Tech Practice.
He was named one of 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He was previously Vice-Chair of the Board of the United Way of New York City and currently serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
He lives in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, and is married with three daughters. His current hobbies are 3D printing and near-space exploration. He recently sent 6 balloons into near space, many equipped with 3D printed characters. He is more or less obsessed with the Brooklyn Nets.