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Alexander Sukharevsky

Senior Partner, Moscow
Leads McKinsey Analytics globally, working across industries to redefine business models and improve performance through responsible use of artificial intelligence and technology

About Alexander

Alexander leads McKinsey Analytics globally, the firm’s practice of 5,000 technologists and consultants who drive our artificial intelligence and advanced analytics work. He serves leading institutions predominantly in retail, consumer goods, telecommunications, high-tech, and venture capital industries. He focuses on growth strategy, performance improvement, and introduction of new business models by harnessing the power of analytics and technology.

Previously, Alexander led McKinsey Digital in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States region. In this role, he led digital transformations through artificial intelligence, core technology modernization, and new business building. Prior to that, he led the firm's Marketing & Sales Practice in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as in the Commonwealth of Independent States region. Alexander has been a core leader of our consumer work for many years, helping leading retailers and consumer-facing companies capture opportunities afforded by new technologies, rethink commercial models, and improve operational performance.

Alexander is a recognized thought leader on topics of artificial intelligence and digital transformation, publishing articles in leading business publications and speaking frequently at global conferences. He is a co-author of the book Digital @ Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company. Alexander serves on McKinsey's Technology Council, which gathers top global technology leaders and McKinsey experts to assess and to track trends in business and technology.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Alexander worked with leading private equity and venture capital institutions, and managed sales and operations for a leading global consumer company.

Published work

How boards can help digital transformations,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Grocers can fuel growth with advanced analytics,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

The five core IT shifts of scaled agile organizations”, Mckinsey & Company, April 2021

Disruption & Uncertainty. The State of Grocery Retail 2021”, McKinsey & Company, March 2021

How a Russian retailer is building a next-generation grocery business,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Driving digital change during a crisis: The chief digital officer and COVID 19,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Digital @ Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Mathematics of the luxury market in Russia,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018

A new reality for the Russian consumer industry,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

Podcast

Driving digital change during a crisis: The chief digital officer and COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Education

INSEAD
MBA

Tel Aviv University
BA, business administration
BSc, computer science