About Marc

As a partner in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office, Marc focuses mainly on technology-intensive industries on topics of strategy, innovation, research and development, mergers and acquisitions, organization, and operations. He joined McKinsey in 1998 and has served global and local leaders in electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, and energy. In 2001 and 2002, Marc was based in McKinsey’s Palo Alto office, serving technology leaders in Silicon Valley.

Marc is the leader of McKinsey’s Innovation Service Line in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and a coleader of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice. In the Amsterdam office, Marc leads the Growth and Innovation hub and hosts the Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable.

Examples of Marc’s client work in R&D include the strategic assessment of the corporate R&D function of a major electronics corporation, innovation portfolio management and growth strategy at a consumer-goods company, and the rollout of lean R&D at a global leader in semiconductor equipment.

In innovation and growth, Marc’s client experience includes shaping the innovation strategy for a consumer-electronics player, leading an innovation diagnostic at an oil and gas production-system provider, and developing technology strategies for major companies in several industries.

Marc is a board member of New Venture, the premier business-plan competition in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Marc held several positions at Philips Research, where he authored 40 articles in leading scientific journals.

Published work

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2015

The eight essentials of innovation,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2015

Finding the sweet spot for allocating innovation resources,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2014

How the best labs manage talent,” McKinsey & Company, May 2011

Education

University of Leiden
PhD, physics

Delft University of Technology
MSc, applied physics