About Ildefonso

Ildefonso Silva is a Partner in the McKinsey’s Chicago office and co-leads the Supply Chain Practice in North America.

Examples of his work include:

  • designing global sales-and-logistics terms for a global medical-devices company
  • leading a supply chain transformation of a major global meat and dairy producer
  • creating an omnichannel service and go-to-market strategy for a 3PL in the United States
  • optimizing the network, freight, and warehousing operations for an apparel retailer in Latin America

Before joining McKinsey, Ildefonso worked at Procter & Gamble in customer business development, where he managed the distributor channel in São Paulo state—and, later on, the baby-care category of products countrywide.

Published work

Digitization and advanced planning in CPG,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Is your top team undermining your supply chain?,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2011

Past experience

Procter & Gamble
category manager; sales manager (retail and distributors)



University of São Paulo at São Carlos
BSc, mechanical engineering