About Martin

Martin is a senior partner in McKinsey’s London office and is the co-convenor for the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products Practice globally. He advises clients across Europe, Asia and the US, primarily in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and consumer goods sectors.

His recent client projects include helping a global consumer company to identify and execute its strategy for the emerging middle classes and supporting a 12-month CEO-led process to explore the implications of globalization for a leading healthcare organization. Martin has advised many companies on identifying the organizational implications of expanding their geographic footprint, supported leading corporations in restructuring for cost efficiency and effectiveness, and led McKinsey’s support for 10 major post-merger integrations involving fundamental organization redesign, most of them global in nature.

Martin leads our Organization Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and heads a special McKinsey initiative on managing global organizations. He is a frequent speaker and writer on organization and globalization, co-authored the McKinsey publication Perspectives on Global Organizations, and recently led a panel on emerging markets for The Economist. He is also the joint leader of the McKinsey Asia Center, a special initiative to mobilize the best thinking, capabilities and relationships in order to help leading Asian and multinational companies capture the full value of globalization.

Outside McKinsey, Martin is a trustee on the board of Asia House in London.

Published work

Harnessing automation for a future that works,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2017

Manager and machine: The new leadership equation,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2014

Building the social enterprise,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2013

How multinationals can attract the talent they need,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2012

Managing at global scale,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2012

The global company’s challenges,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2012

Understanding your 'globalization penalty,'McKinsey Quarterly, July 2011

Education

INSEAD (France)
MBA, business administration

University of Oxford
BA, history