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Gerardo de Geest


Helps telecom and high-tech clients globally to define their next-generation telecommunications technology strategy

Gerardo is a partner in our Amsterdam office. As a leader of McKinsey’s next-generation telecom technology strategy, Gerardo works with telecommunications and high-tech companies to define their strategies for network and technology-related topics.

Gerardo’s work centers around fiber and 5G, helping companies empower these innovations while maximizing success and creating change that enables companies to thrive in an age of disruption.

Examples of Gerardo’s recent client work include the following:

  • accelerating the 5G development roadmap for a large telecom equipment manufacturer
  • supporting a private equity company in the M&A process of a fiber asset
  • reducing fiber deployment costs while accelerating fiber deployment roadmap for a European telecom incumbent
  • improving connectivity quality through SD-WAN implementation for a large multinational enterprise

Published work

Telecom networks: Tracking the coming xRAN revolution,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Fiber opportunity: Four deal types for investors to consider,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Past experience

Solution developer



Delft University of Technology
MSc, computer science
BSc, computer science