About Piotr

Piotr has extensive experience in serving metals & mining and other basic materials clients—across commodities including base metals, precious metals, potash, uranium, bitumen, and coal. He leads McKinsey’s global work on major capital projects in the basic materials sector, and also brings particular expertise in cost turnarounds.

Piotr’s client service experience includes:

  • Co-leading a 4-year partnership with a leading mining company to build a $5 billion copper project in South America. This work resulted in cost savings and risk mitigation worth $1 billion
  • Helping a major nickel-copper mining project drive a comprehensive value improvement effort for across capex, opex and schedules—achieving a $260 million increase in net present value (NPV)
  • Supporting a major open-pit gold project design and deliver a capex reduction and schedule acceleration effort which improved NPV by $120 million
  • Helping a large mining company select the value-maximizing design concept for a mining processing facility—identifying $500 million in capex reduction potential
  • Working with a leading coal mining company to drive an external spend transformation that achieved $100 million in annual savings
  • Supporting a major cost reduction program for a large South American copper mining company, delivering annual savings of around $250 million—including external spend savings of 20-30% on major contracts

Piotr was based in Warsaw and Chicago before moving to Toronto in 2013.

Published work

Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Education

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
MBA

University of Exeter
MA, European studies

Poznan University of Economics
MA, economics