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Gregory Vainberg

Senior Partner, Montréal
Works with management teams at resource-based companies to improve their strategic choices, investment decisions, project approvals, and risk management plans

About Gregory

Greg leads our Paper, Forest Products & Packaging and Metals & Mining Practices globally, focusing on supporting resource-based companies in developing enterprise risk management strategies, creating risk-informed project evaluations, managing operational risks, and optimizing asset portfolios through improved capital allocation.

He has worked with clients in a range of industries, including mining and basic materials, energy, and institutional investing, helping them make better, more informed strategic choices. Greg has also supported organizations on a range of commodity cycle topics, including project investment, enterprise risk management, asset allocation and sales, and marketing capability development.

Published work

Alternative financing in mining,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Graphic-paper producers: Boosting resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Through-cycle investment in mining,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Unlocking the full power of automation in industrials,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

After black swans and red ink: How institutional investors can rethink risk management” (PDF-2.23 MB), McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 17, April 2010

Reducing risk in your manufacturing footprint,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2009

Option Pricing Models and Volatility Using Excel-VBA, John Wiley & Sons, 2007


McGill University
PhD, finance; BEng, computer engineering