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Alexandre Ménard

Senior PartnerParis

Alexandre coleads the Industry and Technology Practice in France.

Alexandre is a Senior Partner and coheads the Industry and Technology Practice in France. He is one of the leaders of the Private Equity & Principal Investors practice.

Alexandre supports French and European leaders from the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors, on their competitiveness, innovation and operational excellence. He also works with clients from private equity, sport, and advanced industries, in particular the automotive industry.

In addition, Alexandre is global co-head of the McKinsey Center for Advanced Connectivity (MCAC), which combines the Firm's expertise in frontier and advanced connectivity, ranging from 5G, fiber and satellites to wi-fi and short-range technologies.

His core expertise lies in growth strategies, through both organic and M&A approaches. He is also a specialist in developing and implementing large-scale transformation and cost management programs (Opex and Capex).

Alexandre graduated from EM Lyon, Ecole Centrale de Lyon and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Published work

Is there a ‘best’ owner of satellite internet?,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Unlocking the value of 5G in the B2C marketplace,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Connected world: An evolution in connectivity beyond the 5G revolution,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2020

A game plan for quantum computing,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2020

Development in the mobility technology ecosystem—how can 5G help?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Cutting through the 5G hype: Survey shows telcos’ nuanced views,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Network sharing and 5G: A turning point for lone riders,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

The road to 5G: The inevitable growth of infrastructure cost,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

Are you ready for 5G?,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

5G: Are great expectations justified?,” LinkedIn, February 2018

How can we recognize the real power of the Internet of Things?,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

CTO transformation journey: Thinking ahead,” Recall No. 26, May 2015

Big plans for Small Cells : a capacity-boosting Mobile Network strategy,” Recall No. 26, May 2015

Everywhere, all the time, really fast: the importance of Network quality,” Recall No. 26, May 2015

Virtualization: Establishinh the Network Architecture of the future,” Recall No. 26, May 2015

Generation Gap: Getting ahead of the 5G development Curve,” Recall No. 26, May 2015


École Centrale de Lyon
MSc, engineering

EM Lyon
MA, management

Harvard Business School