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Bartosz Jesse


Supports leading retailers and wholesalers in Europe and Asia on growth transformations and sustainability topics

Bartosz is a partner in McKinsey’s Zurich office and leads our work on sustainability in the retail industry.

Bartosz serves leading retailers and wholesalers across Europe, Africa, and Asia, and brings deep expertise in strategic positioning, commercial and sustainability transformations, private-label development, and fresh improvement across the value chain.

He also leads research on the transformation of the retail and wholesale sector.

Examples of Bartosz’s recent work include the following:

  • defining the sustainability roadmap for a European retailer
  • driving a holistic-growth and profitability transformation while implementing an advanced-analytics program within commercial functions for a Japanese retailer
  • defining new customer value propositions and using those to design new formats for a retailer in Europe and grocery retailer in Asia
  • leading advanced-analytics-enabled commercial transformations, including assortment, pricing, and promotion optimization, for multiple online and offline retailers in Europe and Asia
  • optimizing fresh product offerings across the entire value chain for African, Asian, and European grocery retailers
  • designing and implementing new private label strategy for a Southeast Asian retailer

In his free time, Bartosz enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, sailing, and training his young Australian Labradoodle.


Using sustainability to transform food systems in South Korea,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

How grocers could use sustainability to transform Asian food systems,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Transforming the EU retail and wholesale sector,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Decarbonizing grocery,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Grocers’ sustainability opportunity in transforming the food system,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

Erfolg von Aktionen wirklich verstehen [Understand the true value of promotions],” Akzente, McKinsey & Company, September 2019


London Business School

University of St.Gallen Switzerland
BA, business management