About Sandra

Sandra Sancier-Sultan is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Paris office and leads our work with financial services clients in France. She also helps lead the firm’s Banking, Insurance, and Asset Management Practices in Europe.

Sandra Sancier-Sultan works with banking and insurance clients in France and the rest of Europe, advising top management on strategic, organizational, and operational questions. She has a passion for the challenges of marketing and retail—currently at the center of the sector’s transformation—and helps clients define growth strategies, launching “direct” activities, developing multichannel operational strategies and models, as well as improving customer experience. She also organizes the Direct Forum, the annual conference of European direct banking and insurance executives.

Sandra Sancier-Sultan leads the McKinsey Women Initiative in France. She regularly addresses conferences and the media on gender diversity and co-authored the report Women Matter 2012: Making the Breakthrough.

Published work

Why gender diversity at the top remains a challenge,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2014

Moving mind-sets on gender diversity: McKinsey Global Survey results,” McKinsey & Company, January 2014

Women Matter 2012: Making the breakthrough,” McKinsey & Compnay, March 2012

Education

ESSEC
MSc, management

INSEAD
MBA