Back to

Clarisse Magnin-Mallez

Senior Partner, Paris
Managing Partner of McKinsey in France. Leads our work in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Practices in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; the agriculture sector in France; and the circular-economy initiative worldwide

About Clarisse

Clarisse Magnin-Mallez is managing partner of McKinsey’s French office. She previously worked in the firm’s Boston, New Jersey, and New York offices, and is a former member of McKinsey’s partnership service team—the firm’s equivalent of an executive committee—in which she oversaw client services and served as an action officer to the client committee from the Shareholders Council.

Clarisse is a leader in our global Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Retail Practices, and works predominantly in food consumer, luxury, and specialty retail. She also leads the firm’s agriculture work in France and is a core leader in its Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in Europe. She is also a member of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Council, which publishes research on economic, business, and technology trends.

With a core expertise in strategy and large-scale transformations, Clarisse works with leading consumer goods, retailer, agribusiness, food service, and luxury goods companies. She helps clients with challenges such as international expansion, external growth, digitization of the business model, marketing and commercial strategies, and optimization of operations at scale.

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

Clarisse is also deeply involved in the Sustainability Practice, in particular the consumer sectors, and she leads the firm’s circular-economy work, collaborating with pioneering companies and codesigning innovative models. She is the driving force behind McKinsey’s research initiatives in this field and has coauthored several reports and publications on plastics, waste, food transition, and how artificial intelligence can contribute to new circular-economy models. She also publishes on the topic of the future of corporations.

Published work

Prioritizing sustainability in the consumer sector’s sustainable future,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

NEF Spotlight: The path forward for retail’s sustainable future,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Employment in France: five priorities for action by 2020,” McKinsey & Company, March 2012

Unlocking the online retail opportunity with European farmers,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

What future for the French agricultural cooperative model?,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition,” McKinsey & Company, 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

Education

HEC Paris
MS, management

University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
MA, economics