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Felipe Child


Felipe Child


Passionate about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of critical organizations for our society—across the public, private, and social sectors

As a leader of our People & Organizational Performance Practice in Spanish Latin America, Felipe brings deep expertise in shaping large-scale transformation programs—in sectors as varied as financial services, oil and gas, healthcare, economic development, and public education. He works with senior leaders in business, government, and multilateral agencies in the design and deployment of large transformations. These programs often involve deep organizational, cultural, and operational changes aimed at capturing significant value in a sustainable fashion.

Examples of Felipe’s recent client work include the following:

  • helping transform the financial and commercial functions of a national oil company in Latin America—one of the region’s largest companies—including the design and implementation of new organization structures, processes, and capability-development programs
  • working with a large not-for-profit to deliver a deep transformation in the efficiency of its operations in healthcare and social services—including implementing a state-of-the-art contracting system that yielded major savings in procurement
  • shaping a national economic development and job-creation strategy for a Caribbean country, including specific growth plans for priority sectors such as tourism, business process outsourcing, and electronic-device manufacturing.
  • supporting the ministry of education in a Latin American country to design and implement a large-scale school improvement program aimed at significantly raising education quality outcomes across the country

Published work

Spark & Sustain: How all of the world’s school systems can improve learning at scale,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

What do higher education students want from online learning?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

How Latin American physicians view the future of healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

How COVID-19 caused a global learning crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Setting a new bar for online higher education,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Restarting national economies during coronavirus, part two,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

How to restart national economies during the coronavirus crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

An interview with former Peruvian Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Bringing major improvements to education in Colombia,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

What drives student performance in Latin America?” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

Past experience

MRD International
General Manager

Strategic Pricing Group


Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Babson College