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Harry Robinson

Senior Partner, Southern California
Provides strategic and operations counsel to basic materials, mining, and energy companies worldwide

About Harry

Based in Los Angeles, Harry serves clients across a range of industries on issues ranging from strategy and organization to operational improvement. The focus of his client work has always been the global energy and materials (GEM) arena.

Harry works extensively in mining, where he serves a number of large multinational institutions. Over the past 6 years, he has been instrumental in building the firm’s RTS Practice, helping clients unlock rapid transformational performance improvement. In this role, he has served clients in 20 countries across six continents, with nearly 80 percent of his client activity occurring outside of the United States.

Harry has had a number of leadership roles during his 23-year career. Prior to the industry sector leadership, he led the GEM and basic materials sectors globally and was the managing partner of the Los Angeles office. Currently, Harry leads the client committee of the Shareholders Council.

Harry has been based in Los Angeles since starting with McKinsey in 1994, aside from a short-term posting to Seoul during the late 90s, and has worked extensively across Europe and Asia. His client base outside of mining includes oil companies; engineering, procurement, and construction firms; entertainment companies and private-equity firms.


Why do most transformations fail? A conversation with Harry Robinson,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

Published work

Inside a mining company’s AI transformation,” McKinsey & Company, February 2020

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2017

Is there hidden treasure in the mining industry?,” McKinsey & Company, November 2015

Past experience

Boston Consulting Group


Harvard Law School

Yale University
BA, mathematics and economics

Activities & Interests

USC Shoah Foundation
Vice chair