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Erik Sjödin


Creates lasting transformations for leading companies across the construction value chain, with a focus on construction digitization and suppliers, such as construction-equipment OEMs, rental companies, material manufacturers and distributors, and retailers

Erik is a leader of McKinsey’s work in the engineering and construction sector, working with clients to achieve and sustain portfolio-wide transformations across the construction value chain. He focuses on digitization of the development and construction process and is a leader of the firm’s work with suppliers to the construction industry—in particular, construction equipment OEMs, equipment-rental companies, and material suppliers and distributors.

Examples of his recent client projects include the following:

  • diagnosing, piloting, and scaling up full-scale digital transformation of a construction-materials manufacturer, addressing each part of the process from engineering to final quality control
  • assessing the market structure and key success factors in the European equipment-rental industry, including outside-in benchmarking and competitive analyses
  • spearheading growth, sales, digital partnerships, and go-to-market strategies for leading global construction equipment OEMs
  • managing multiple complex mergers and acquisitions, including market assessments, competitive reviews, and value-creation initiatives, in the construction-materials industry
  • launching and implementing efficiency-improvement programs for large construction contractors, incorporating manufacturing efficiency best practices and lean construction principles
  • shaping bespoke and cost-efficient concept designs, including prefabrication and modular construction, for a real-estate developer

Published work

Building value by decarbonizing the built environment,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

The strategic era of procurement in construction,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Refurbishing Europe: Igniting opportunities in the built environment,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Accelerating green growth in the built environment,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Building products in the digital age: It’s hard to ‘get smart’,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Call for action: Seizing the decarbonization opportunity in construction,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Digging out: Forecasting for construction OEMs in the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

How construction can emerge stronger after coronavirus,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Decoding digital transformation in construction,” McKinsey & Company, August 2019

How analytics can drive smarter engineering and construction decisions,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Building across borders: The state of internationalization in European public construction tenders,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Toward a customer-centric construction-equipment industry,” McKinsey & Company, April 2016


Stockholm School of Economics
MS, accounting and financial management