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Gianluca Camplone

Senior Partner, Chicago
Serves global industrial companies across a broad array of issues, from strategy and marketing and sales to digital and operations

About Gianluca

Gianluca is a senior leader within our global advanced industries sector, which includes the Automotive & Assembly, Aerospace & Defense, and Advanced Electronics Practices. He joined McKinsey in 1997, focusing mostly on the broader industrial sector, after several years working in the technology space.

Gianluca has served clients in the automotive and the industrial-equipment industries across China, Europe, the Middle East, and North America on strategic, commercial, and operational themes, including digital-enabled transformations and business building. He has led the industrial sector in the McKinsey Mediterranean complex, as well as the buildup of our Automotive & Assembly Practice in Turkey. He now leads McKinsey’s advanced industries sector in the Midwest, United States.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • supporting the strategy definition and operational buildup of a new carmaker in China
  • accelerating the growth and operational transformation for a global multibusiness industrial machinery OEM
  • defining and supporting the execution of the launch strategy of several car models
  • shaping the digital transformation of various industrial-equipment organizations
  • optimizing manufacturing capital expenditures and vendor tooling costs for a global automotive OEM
  • leading product cost-reduction programs for a global car and truck manufacturer
  • supporting investors and investment funds in the strategic and operational assessment of several industrial M&A targets

Published work

Accelerating the car data monetization journey,” McKinsey & Company, March 2018

Monetizing car data,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

Industry 4.0: How to navigate digitization of the manufacturing sector,” McKinsey & Company, April 2015

Racing ahead: How digital is changing and enhancing the car buying experience,” McKinsey & Company, August 2013

Past Experience

Italian Army
Lieutenant, responsible for military infrastructure in the northern region of Italy

University of Bologna
Researcher, industrial building solutions


University of Bologna

University of Bologna
MA, engineering, transport solutions, and infrastructure