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Bernardo Rubinstein


Bernardo Rubinstein


Helps executives transform their operations to create dramatic improvements in performance, health, and financial stability

Bernardo helps companies with big aspirations undergo large-scale transformations. Working mostly in Peru, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina, he addresses important improvement areas, such as boosting performance in operations, procurement, capital expenditures and working capital. For challenged organizations, he focuses on rapid cash generation. For well-performing organizations he focuses on long term strategy and sustainability, as well as short term performance. The common thread among Bernardo’s work is the need to mobilize people and change the way that organizations work, building capabilities and changing mindsets & behaviors while coaching clients to boost performance.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • transforming a mining company with operations in Brazil and Peru, achieving significant cash impact through volume and productivity improvements
  • implementing a lean-operations program for a multibillion-dollar consumer products company, achieving double-digit productivity improvements at several of its plants
  • leading the turnaround of a struggling copper-mining operation, including careful capital management that reduced the cost base by more than 35 percent while a production uplift increased revenues

Interested in promoting fairness and diversity, Bernardo leads our Latin American initiative to advance the careers of women at McKinsey. Formerly based in our New York office, he speaks English, French, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Published work

How mining companies reach the operational excellence gold standard,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Remote operating centers in mining: Unlocking their full potential,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Past experience

Director of business development

Schlumberger Paris
Supply-chain engineer

Procter & Gamble
Assistant brand manager


Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Simón Bolívar University