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Franck Laizet

Senior PartnerZurich

Leads our work in the retail industry in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Franck is a senior partner based in Zurich. He leads McKinsey’s Retail Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He is also in charge of McKinsey family-operated businesses in Europe.

He has outstanding expertise in the consumer sector —primarily in packaged goods, and in the retail, food services, and hospitality—as well as in the fashion, luxury and beauty sectors. Franck led the definition and implementation of growth strategies as well as helping developing programs to optimize operational performance.

He led several large-scale transformation projects, from strategy to implementation, with an approach that integrates human, organizational, operational, and cultural matters. He also regularly supports family-operated businesses in their growth transformation.

Prior to this role, Franck led McKinsey consumer sector and Strategy & Corporate Finance Practices in France.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2008, Franck worked for ten years in the automotive industry, occupying various roles in France and abroad, including as a CFO of the commercial division.

Published work

State of Grocery Europe 2024: Signs of Hope,” McKinsey & Company, April 2024

State of grocery Europe 2023: Living with and responding to uncertainty, McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Transforming the EU retail and wholesale sector,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

State of grocery Europe 2022: Navigating the market headwinds,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

"Crafting a fit-for-future retail operating model," McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Distribution alimentaire : les nouvelles voies de la rentabilité post-Covid, (Grocery retail: new avenues for post-COVID-19 profitability), Les Echos, March 2021

"The path forward for European grocery retailers," McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Reimagining European restaurants for the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Biodiversity: The next frontier in sustainable fashion,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020


Global executive training

NEOMA Business School
MS, management