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Jakub Zivansky


Helps clients optimize their renewables strategy, operating model and overcome supply chain and deliverability challenges with particular focus on offshore wind

Jakub is a partner in McKinsey’s Electric Power & Natural Gas practice and co-leads McKinsey‘s Offshore Wind Hub. He has extensive experience optimizing the renewables supply chain as well as on strategic and operating model topics. He has supported energy clients and large infrastructure operators in Europe, the Middle East, the US, South Korea, Japan, and Latin America to navigate the energy transition towards renewables. He has shaped projects spanning (offshore) wind and solar, cleantech supply chains, hydrogen, and power grids.

Some of his recent client work includes the following:

  • designing an operating model for an offshore wind developer: designing key end-to-end offshore wind macro-processes with a focus on bidding, origination and contracting for a leading global player
  • developing an offshore infra growth strategy for a transmission system operator: defining strategy and an operating model for establishment of a new business unit focused on commercial offshore grid infrastructure development
  • supporting the post-merger integration of a global renewables developer (including offshore wind): defining steps required to achieve full operational integration across all business and supporting functions in a large renewables merger setting
  • leading extensive efforts to realize the value capture from combining spend portfolios of two major renewables developers across all relevant spend categories (DevEx, new build, O&M), geographies (EU, Americas, Asia) and technologies
  • developing a spend forecasting tool to predict purchasing patterns and enable data-driven, category-based negotiations for a renewables player
  • creating AA roadmap with a focus on predictive maintenance and loss reduction for a distribution system operator
  • designing an organizational set up including job profiles and roles for a gas infrastructure megaproject
  • defining an end-state organizational structure and key processes in a complex carve out of multiple business units for a large European energy company


Offshore wind: Strategies for uncertain times,” McKinsey & Company, July 2024

Renewable-Energy Development in a Net-Zero World: Disrupted Supply Chains,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

How to succeed in the expanding global offshore wind market,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022


Allen & Overy LLP
Junior Lawyer / Paralegal


University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Finance and Accounting

Oxford U of (Queen's College) - Queen's College

Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Finance and Accounting