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Daniel Pacthod

Senior Partner, New York
Leads McKinsey’s relationship with the World Economic Forum and advises companies in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and technology sectors on using digital and analytics to achieve sustainable growth and operational excellence

About Daniel

Daniel has extensive experience in reinventing incumbents through digital and analytics. He leads McKinsey’s relationship with the World Economic Forum and serves clients working with McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense Practice as well as companies across the industrial sector and the technology and software space. Daniel frequently works with clients on large-scale performance-transformation programs, accelerating value creation across a portfolio of businesses by building new operations capabilities, driving international growth, and establishing world class M&A and postmerger-integration capabilities. His work with the firm spans more than two decades.

In addition to his client work, Daniel chairs the newly formed technology and capabilities committee on McKinsey’s global board, overseeing the strategy to enable technology and innovate, with the goal of reinventing how the firm serves clients and works internally by leveraging digital, analytics, and new technologies.

Daniel also coleads McKinsey Accelerate, the firm’s capability-building and implementation-support work, which includes 1000 implementation experts and capability-building programs—both digital and in person—to impart deep expertise in reskilling and adult learning.

Previously, Daniel built McKinsey New Ventures, incubating new assets and client offers, and led the alliances and partnership team. Prior to that, he led the firm’s industrial work and Aerospace & Defense Practice in the Americas.

Published work

Why legacy companies must reinvent – or die,” Fortune, September 2018

Translating innovation into US growth: An advanced-industries perspective,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2011

Past experience

Schneider Electric
Strategy director, Square D


HEC Paris