François leads our Public Sector and Social Sector practices in Europe. Since joining McKinsey in 1989, François has served public- and private-sector clients on topics including strategy, organization, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions, and building new businesses. From 2001 to 2007, he directed our work with industrial companies in France. Currently, much of his work focuses on large-scale performance transformation for governments, state-owned enterprises, and private companies in European countries and beyond.
François’s recent projects include supporting European, Middle Eastern, and South American governments on the design and implementation of major reform programs; helping a European minister of industry design a crisis plan for the automotive sector; and advising a private company on its turnaround plan.
Prior to joining McKinsey, François worked for Schlumberger Group, where he was responsible for evaluating oil and gas fields, first as a field engineer and later as an operations manager. François has a BS from the Institute Catholique d'Arts et Métiers and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Club de France.
“The power of many: Realizing the socioeconomic potential of entrepreneurs in the 21st century” (PDF) McKinsey & Company, October 2011
“Better for less: Improving public sector performance on a tight budget” (PDF–749 KB), McKinsey & Company, July 2011
“The case for government reform now,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2009
“Reinvigorating industry in France” (PDF–1.22 MB), McKinsey Global Institute, October 2006
|Harvard Business School
|Institute Catholique d'Arts et Métiers
||BA in mechanical engineering