About Eric

Based in Paris, Eric is a senior partner and has served global companies and public sector organizations for three decades. He was the managing director of the France office from 2002 to 2010 and led the firm’s global knowledge and communications function from 2010 to 2013. He is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council and was previously MGI chairman. He has also served on McKinsey's Shareholders Council, the firm's highest global decision-making committee.

Eric works extensively for clients in the telecom, media, high tech, and energy sectors as well as for public and health institutions on a variety of strategic and operational issues including major transformation programs.

In addition to his client work, Eric has conducted several research projects with the McKinsey Global Institute and in France, most recently, “Revitalizing the French labor market to massively create jobs” (2014), “Accelerating the digitalization of companies: a pool of growth and competitiveness for France” (2014) “Can long-term global growth be saved?” (2015) and “A window of opportunity for Europe” (2015).

Eric initiated and led McKinsey’s “Women Matter” research program, which since 2005 aims to promote gender diversity in large companies' senior management.

Eric was a member of the Commission pour la Libération de la Croissance Française (Release Growth in France) in 2007-2010, and a member of the Commission Economique de la Nation (French National Economic Commission) in 2005-2014. He is also involved in the educational and cultural fields, where he contributes to several development initiatives and is a member of the board of Telecom ParisTech and of the International Advisory Board of Essec. In 2009, he was also a member of the commission in charge of defining a new model for the French University Hospital system and the development of IHU (University Hospital Institutes).

Prior to joining McKinsey in 1985, Eric was a member of the Corps des Télécommunications at France Telecom. He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech and holds an MBA with distinction (Henry Ford II award) from INSEAD.

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French employment 2020: Five priorities for action

Published work

Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2016

Secular stagnation and low investment: Breaking the vicious cycle—a discussion paper,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2016

"A window of opportunity for Europe," McKinsey Global Institute, June 2015

"Closing France's €100 billion digital gap," McKinsey & Company, May 2015

"How Poland can become a European growth engine," McKinsey & Company, February 2015

"Can long-term global growth be saved?," McKinsey Global Institute, January 2015

"Accelerating companies' digital transformation: a reservoir of growth and competitiveness for France," McKinsey France (2014)

"Revitalizing the French labor market to massively create jobs," McKinsey France (2014)

"A new dawn: Reigniting growth in Central and Eastern Europe," McKinsey Global Institute, December 2013

"The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people," McKinsey Global Institute, June 2012

"Investing in growth: Europe's next challenge," McKinsey Global Institute, December 2012

"French employment 2020: Five priorities for action," McKinsey Global Institute, March 2012

"Better for less: Improving public-sector performance on a tight budget," McKinsey & Company, July 2011

Experience

France Télécom
Member of the Corps des Télécommunications

Education

INSEAD
MBA with distinction (Henry Ford II award)

École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom ParisTech)
MSc, electronic engineering

École Polytechnique
Master's, engineering