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Christos Sermpetis


Leads our Middle East Operations Practice, serving companies in extractive and process industries. Brings deep expertise across the value chain in metals and mining and oil and gas. Helps drive breakthrough improvements in operations, strategy, and industrial sales.

Christos Sermpetis is a partner based in our Dubai office and leads our Operations Practice in the Middle East. In his more than 10 years at McKinsey, he has served leading energy and industrial institutions across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East—which has been his primary focus for the past 5 years.

Christos’s commitment to the Middle East is based on a deep belief in the “Resource Revolution” and the new frontiers it creates for the global energy, materials, food, and water sectors. He supports resource shapers in the region in their transformation efforts—in particular, their journey to operational efficiency, agility, and cost control. His areas of expertise include mining, chemicals, aluminium and steel, industrial minerals, and upstream and downstream oil and gas operations.

Within these sectors, Christos has led a number of large-scale transformations for organisations aspiring to achieve and sustain higher levels of performance. The focus of these efforts ranges from increasing asset availability, to optimizing yield, to improving maintenance processes, to standardizing operations, to reducing unit cost. In all cases, these transformations entail shifting institutions’ performance culture and building the capabilities of large numbers of people.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Christos worked in the technology and advisory services sectors in Greece and Switzerland for 8 years. He is fluent in English, French, and Greek.

Published work

How artificial intelligence can improve resilience in mineral processing during uncertain times,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and Engineering
MSc, system design and management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
MSc, computer science engineering