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Daniel Aminetzah

Senior Partner, New York
Advises global agricultural and specialty chemicals companies—along with investors in the sector—on corporate strategy, M&A, and commercial excellence

About Daniel

Daniel leads our Agriculture Practice in North America. In his advisory work, he helps agribusiness and chemicals companies thrive and pursue performance and health transformations. He has worked with clients all over the world, including China, Europe, Israel, Latin America, and South Asia.

Since joining McKinsey, Daniel has developed expertise across the agricultural value chain, including global agricultural inputs, investment, and agriculture-technological innovations. Amid rapid changes and disruptions in the food supply chain, he helps companies define successful growth strategies, including pursuing and successfully executing M&A. Daniel currently leads a biotechnology initiative for the firm—an effort seeking to develop distinctive capabilities for achieving productivity gains in microbial solutions.

Examples of his recent work include the following:

  • supporting a global two-year megamerger in the agricultural-inputs sector, driving more than $1 billion of synergies while helping to put in place a new operating model
  • developing a global corporate strategy for an agricultural-inputs company, driving segment-specific initiatives and setting a new R&D strategy
  • leading a go-to-market-strategy initiative for an agriculture company in the Americas, taking into account shifting distribution channels and the changing needs of farmers
  • driving a global pricing-excellence program for a specialty chemicals company
  • supporting a performance turnaround for a specialty chemicals company, working across operations, sales, and corporate functions

Interested in efforts to establish greater food security, Daniel recently directed a McKinsey initiative involving both private and social sector organizations to reduce global agricultural wastage in developing and developed markets.

Before joining McKinsey, Daniel was a captain in the Israel Defense Forces, with more than seven years in Israeli intelligence. He is a native speaker of Hebrew and fluent in English.

Published work

Agriculture plays a critical role in limiting the impact of climate change,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Past experience

Israel Ministry of Defense
Consultant, technological projects

Israel Defense Forces
Head of sub-department, research analyst
Strategic committee member
Project manager, technological projects


Tel Aviv University
BA, economics, law