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Jukka Maksimainen

Senior Partner, Helsinki
Leads the Helsinki office and global work in basic materials, using global experience in serving natural-resources companies, advanced-industries companies, and financial institutions

About Jukka

Jukka is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Helsinki office and a leader of the firm’s global energy and materials work. His work includes several large-scale transformational projects for power-generation, multicommodity-mining, oil and gas, agriculture, and chemical companies. He has led more than 250 client engagements on six continents.

Examples of Jukka’s recent client projects include the following:

  • leading a technology assessment and business-case development for a large, 100 percent renewable-energy system and developing a plan to establish a new greenfield city for one million people
  • developing an end-to-end digital transformation, from the diagnostic phase to the build, operate, transfer, and implementation phases, across four business units
  • supporting large-scale capital projects in designing a value-maximizing setup, including the prefeasibility, feasibility, and execution phases, helping turn around two problematic projects in the execution phase
  • guiding the turnaround of a major global oil and gas company

Before joining McKinsey, Jukka worked as part of the commodity-trading team for a leading Nordic bank and part of the strategy team of a global engineering company.

Published work

An experiment to inform universal basic income,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020


Helsinki University of Technology
MS, engineering