About Ferran

Ferran is a partner in McKinsey’s Santiago de Chile office. He serves clients around the globe in the mining, metals, energy, chemicals, and private-equity sectors. Since joining McKinsey in 2006, Ferran has developed deep expertise in lean management transformations and predictive maintenance for companies in the mining-and-metallurgy industry and beyond. His client work focuses on increasing throughput, improving yields, maintenance, reducing operations costs, purchasing, and logistics. Ferran spends a significant proportion of his time advising companies in Latin America, most of which have global reach.

Recent examples of Ferran’s work include:

  • Initiating the first company-wide lean-management transformation of a global mining company, concentrated in nitrates, iodine, lithium, and potash. This transformation project led to drastic improvements in safety and a 20 percent increase in production, while simultaneously reducing costs.
  • Steered a study on architecting and led an operational transformation at a large copper mining company, which included maintenance and reliability, operations, and improving yields. This particular operational transformation involved stochastic bottleneck modeling of finite events, and predictive models for throughput, yield, and predictive maintenance.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Ferran led the advanced manufacturing engineering division at GE Wind Energy. He spent several years working in France, Germany, Spain, and the United States. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and his thinking on lean management and advanced analytics has been published in McKinsey Insights.

Published work

Mining for leadership with lean management,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017

How digital innovation can improve mining productivity,” McKinsey & Company, November 2015

Education

Polytechnic University of Catalonia
MSc, industrial engineering

École Centrale Paris
MSc, engineering