Leads our Business Technology Practice in Russia and the CIS, with a focus on technology and operations, including IT strategy and enterprise architecture design, operations optimization, and value assurance for clients in a broad array of industries and businesses

About Francesco

Francesco has been with McKinsey’s Moscow office since 2004, having previously worked in the company’s Milan office.

He heads up McKinsey’s Business Technology practice in Russia and the CIS and Organization practice in EEMA (Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa). Francesco focuses on agile transformation and projects related to organizational transformation and technological development of companies’ operations. He has extensive expertise in organizational design and IT strategy development, as well as in building IT architecture for customers from various industries. He has also advised a number of large financial institutions from Europe on retail business strategy.

Examples of his recent client projects include the following:

  • developing a flexible organizational model for a leading Russian bank
  • transforming the Russian business model of one of the biggest banks in Central and Eastern Europe
  • leading sales staff performance improvement strategy for one of Kazakhstan’s biggest private banks
  • leading a feasibility study for an integrated IT services center on behalf of the sovereign wealth fund of a CIS country
  • designing and implementing an IT profitability improvement platform based on incentive systems and staff bonuses for a leading Russian universal bank

Francesco di Marcello coauthored the McKinsey study “Digital Russia: New Reality.”

Before joining McKinsey, Francesco worked in a global systems integrator, managing major projects involving the introduction of new products for automobile and financial services companies across Europe.


Politecnico di Torino
BA, aerospace engineering, aerodynamics