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Gregory Vainberg

Senior Partner, Montréal
Works with management teams at resource-based companies to improve their strategic choices, investment decisions, project approvals, and risk management plans

About Gregory

Greg leads our global basic materials risk management work, focusing on supporting resource-based companies in developing enterprise risk management strategies, creating risk-informed project evaluations, managing operational risks, and optimizing asset portfolios through improved capital allocation.

He has worked with clients in a range of industries, including mining and basic materials, energy, and institutional investing, helping them make better, more informed strategic choices. Greg has also supported organizations on a range of commodity cycle topics, including project investment, enterprise risk management, asset allocation and sales, and marketing capability development.

Published work

"After black swans and red ink: How institutional investors can rethink risk management" (PDF-2.23 MB), McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 17, April 2010

"Reducing risk in your manufacturing footprint," McKinsey Quarterly, April 2009

Option Pricing Models and Volatility Using Excel-VBA, John Wiley & Sons, 2007


McGill University
PhD, finance; BEng, computer engineering