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Clarisse Magnin-Mallez

Senior Partner, Paris
Leads the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Practices in EMEA, coleads the Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in these industries at the European level, and heads both the Agriculture Practice in France and McKinsey’s circular-economy initiative globally


After having worked in the Boston, New York, and New Jersey offices, Clarisse is now based in Paris. She leads McKinsey’s Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Retail Practices in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) as well as the leisure and apparel, luxury, and fashion industries. In addition, she coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in these sectors at the European level, working mainly with European and African private-equity firms.

Clarisse’s core expertise lies in large-scale transformations of leading CPG, retailer, agribusiness, food-service (such as restaurant chains and caterers), luxury-good, and tourism companies. She helps clients on various challenges, such as international expansion, external growth, digitization of the business model, marketing and commercial strategies, and optimizing operations at scale.

A specialist in the agricultural sector, she created and now leads the Agriculture Practice in France. She supports clients operating throughout the entire value chain, ranging from production through transformation and distribution.

Clarisse also manages our circular-economy work globally, collaborating with pioneering companies on the subject and codesigning innovative models. She is the driving force behind McKinsey’s research initiatives in this field and is the coauthor of several reports and publications on plastics, waste, food transition, and how artificial intelligence can contribute to new circular-economy models. In this capacity, she sits on McKinsey’s knowledge committee.

Clarisse is also chairman of Generation France, an independent nonprofit that tackles global youth employment. Today, it is the world’s largest demand-driven employment program in number of annual graduates.


French employment 2020: Five priorities for action

Published work

The new plastics economy: A Danish research, innovation and business opportunity, McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition,” McKinsey & Company in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, January 2019

A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

“From ‘why’ to ‘why not’: Sustainable investing as the new normal,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

How big data will revolutionize the global food chain,” McKinsey & Company, August 2016

Toward a circular economy in food,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2016

French employment 2020: Five priorities for action,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2012


MSc, management

Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Master’s degree, economics