About Patricia

Patricia offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in developing, de-risking, and optimizing capital projects. She supports global companies in oil and gas, metals and mining, and other industries to shape and implement far-reaching improvement programs.

Patricia’s areas of expertise include the following:

  • diagnosis and development of capital projects and project systems, including assessing current conditions, identifying improvement areas, defining improvement strategies and targets, and supporting implementation and client capability building.
  • risk analysis of large, complex projects, including experience conducting more than 250 risk and competitiveness analyses that focus on the full-project life cycle, covering the scope, cost, schedule, safety, and operational performance of the project
  • project-governance and control systems, including developing procedures and systems for approving and controlling cost, schedule, and quality
  • overall project optimization for large capital projects, including implementing front-end loading and value-improvement levers
  • developing and helping implement recovery plans for projects that show major deviations from their original cost and schedule targets

Prior to joining McKinsey, Patricia worked at Independent Project Analysis (IPA), serving as vice president of venture development; managing director of operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and business manager for the oil and gas sector. Before IPA, she worked as a capital-projects practitioner, holding roles such as lead discipline engineer, project-controls engineer, quality manager, and project manager for both owners and contractors. Patricia is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Education

George Washington University
MBA

Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas, El Salvador
BSc, mechanical engineering