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Alex Panas

Senior Partner, and Global Leader, Industry SectorsBoston

Is the global leader of McKinsey's industry sectors

Alex is McKinsey's global leader of industry sectors, which spans the firm's work on banking and insurance, consumer, healthcare and public sector, advanced industries, private equity, technology, media and telecom, energy and materials, travel, infrastructure and logistics, and life sciences. 

Alex previously led our Advanced Industries Practice globally. This includes the automotive, industrial, semiconductor, and aerospace and defense sectors.

A former global leader of the firm’s Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice, Alex has also led a number of important client capabilities, including McKinsey Academy and Wave.

The primary focus of Alex’s client work is on strategy, commercial, investment, M&A, and operational topics.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Alex worked for Digital Equipment and Compaq Computer in a number of financial and operational roles, including international assignments in Asia.

Published work

Something’s coming: How US companies can build resilience, survive a downturn, and thrive in the next cycle,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022


The Kellogg School of Management

Babson College
BS, entrepreneurship and management