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Alexandre Mercier-Dalphond

Partner, Montréal
Advises telecommunications operators globally on how to improve network operations and helps aerospace and institutional-investor clients leverage digital to drive growth

About Alexandre

Alexandre coleads the McKinsey Digital Practice in Canada. He has extensive experience leading telecommunications network transformations and is the global coleader of McKinsey’s Network360 Solutions. Since joining McKinsey, Alexandre has served more than 20 global operators on issues involving strategy, market entry, operations, organization, and sourcing. He also works with clients in the aerospace, private-equity, and institutional-investing sectors on digital transformation, portfolio strategy, and mergers and acquisitions.

Examples of Alexandre’s recent engagement experience include:

  • defining the artificial-intelligence road map and launching value capture for a global airline to increase earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and restructuring or rent costs by 15 percent
  • rethinking and digitizing the teaching journey in aerospace to improve pilot and instructor experience and quality
  • leading the procurement, network, and IT workstreams of a holistic $1.3 billion cost program across two Latin American integrated operators
  • building a complete telecommunications and infrastructure capex demand model to forecast labor supply and demand in the United States
  • coleading three telecommunications due diligences addressing market outlook, cost synergies, future operating model, and market entry
  • leading a $350 million network cost transformation for an Australian fixed and mobile operator across opex, capex, procurement, and labour structure

Before joining McKinsey, Alexandre worked as a principal engineer for two Canadian integrated cable companies and played a key role in their mobile-network launches. He is a registered professional engineer in Quebec.

Published Work

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

Past Experience

AMD Telecom
General manager

Videotron
Principal engineer, wireless network planning

CIMA+
Project manager, telecommunications

Education

Oxford University, Saïd Business School
MBA, strategy and innovation

Columbia University
MSc, electrical engineering

École Polytechnique
BEng, electrical engineering