About Alex

Alex’s leadership of McKinsey’s Travel, Transport, & Logistics Practice entails supporting clients on many fronts, from strategy development to regulatory reform efforts. As is fitting for a pilot, Alex has assisted airlines and aerospace companies around the world, most recently in bipolar efforts in Canada and Chile.

Alex’s recent work reflects the operating and cost challenges that commercial carriers as well as charter carriers face in today’s travel industry. He recently supported the top management team of a large Latin American airline group in a successful transformation of their short-haul business model, eventually reducing costs by 34 percent and tripling EBITDA margins in 18 months. On the organization front, Alex led a McKinsey team in reorganizing a leading Asia-Pacific airline, working with the CEO and CFO to transform the airline from a functional organization to a series of autonomous business units.

Alex also assists governments in the area of aviation regulatory reform. He advised a Latin American agency in establishing a multi-year balanced scorecard for the aviation industry and helped develop a multiagency framework to implement and track regulatory and capability compliance.

Alex brings unique industry experience and operational insight to McKinsey and is a frequent contributor to knowledge-development efforts.

Published work

Between ROIC and a hard place: The puzzle of airline economics,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

The economics underlying airline competition,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2013

Past experience

Continental Airlines
Pilot and instructor
1989-1997

Education

Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College
MBA

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
BA