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Alexander Pirozhkov

Senior Partner, Moscow
Leads oil and gas work in Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, and the Middle East, with a focus on organizational and operational transformation, strategic planning, and investment governance

About Alexander

Alexander leads McKinsey’s Oil & Gas practice in Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, and the Middle East. He provides consulting support to oil, gas, and metal companies on a wide range of issues, including strategic planning, organizational and operational transformation, and investment governance.

Examples of his recent client projects include the following:

  • developing a program targeting smooth operational transformation, improved equipment reliability, and higher efficiency of shutdown repairs and maintenance for a leading Russian oil refinery
  • developing an operational-transformation program for a large Russian oil and gas company and creating an organizational model to promote continuous implementation of improvements
  • implementing a pilot project to improve equipment reliability and developing an improvement program in the oil-refining segment for a major international oil company
  • creating an oil-refining strategy and optimizing refinery-upgrade programs for a leading oil company in Russia
  • creating a portfolio strategy for a European industrial group operating in more than ten different sectors

Before joining McKinsey, Alexander worked at a global consulting firm.


Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
PhD in Economics
BA, accounting, analysis, and audit