About Jaime

Jaime is the managing partner of our Colombia office and is based in Medellin. A native Colombian, he advises clients across industries in Latin America.

Since joining McKinsey in 1999, Jaime has helped executives pursue growth and boost the efficiency of major business functions. He has designed corporate and business-unit strategies and driven digital, commercial, operational, and human-resource transformations. While tracking the dynamic emerging economies of Latin America, he has supported due diligence efforts for private-equity investors and provided transition assistance to several CEOs.

Jamie’s recent client includes the following:

  • developing the work stream for a regional insurance company
  • supporting a major regional infrastructure client in a multiyear strategic and procurement-optimization project
  • facilitating Latin American market-entry assistance for a travel and logistics company
  • executing several projects around strategy, organization, pricing, operations, and IT for a leading regional financial institution

He has also supported greenfield establishment of digital attackers as well as digital transformation.

Strongly focused on economic development, Jaime envisioned and executed a private-sector-sponsored competitiveness council for a major Latin American city. His publishing history includes articles about regional growth and reinvention.

Jaime serves on not-for-profit boards (World Wildlife Fund, Endeavor) and is a mentor for local digital start-ups.

Published work

Can Latin America reignite growth by connecting with consumers?,” McKinsey Global Insistute, June 2016

Medellín’s metamorphosis: An interview with Mayor Aníbal Gavíria,” McKinsey & Company, May 2014

Education

INSEAD
MBA

The London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc, international political economy

Universidad de Los Andes
BA, economics