About Hidayat

Hidayat leads McKinsey’s Metals & Mining Practice for Southeast Asia and is an industry expert on coal, iron, nickel, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. He has served mining clients on a range of issues, including improving productivity, supply-chain management, and performance management.

Examples of Hidayat’s recent client work include the following:

  • improving coal productivity for leading exporters in Indonesia
  • assisting with the development of an asset business plan and a performance-management system for a South African coal-mining company
  • developing a supply-chain system for mining-equipment parts and supplies across multiple mining sites
  • performing a feasibility study for a greenfield mine, with a focus on risk assessment and project valuation
  • supporting a greenfield mine in Southeast Asia to develop a project-financing strategy

Beyond mining, Hidayat has also worked with clients in the following areas:

  • creating a commodity-contract strategy for a major steelmaker in Asia
  • developing an integrated margin-management program for a steel producer
  • diagnosing productivity and cost improvements for a leading alumina refinery in Australia
  • reviewing options for high-efficiency, low-emission coal-power generation technologies for country-level adoption
  • optimizing the supply chain for a liquid-fuel product in Southeast Asia

Past experience

Esquel Group
Group manager, technical engineering department

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Senior engineer and program manager


Stanford University
MSc, management science and engineering

Purdue University
BSc, industrial engineering