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Jean-Christophe Mieszala

Senior PartnerParis

Jean-Christophe Mieszala is a senior partner of McKinsey’s office in France. He is also a leader of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Based in Paris, Jean-Christophe dedicates much of his work to strategy and transformation programs for large banking and financial clients or public institutions—both French and international.

Jean-Christophe Mieszala’s expertise in banking and finance encompasses portfolio management, business strategies, governance, retail-network organization, as well as capital and risk management. He has also developed and managed major transformation programs—as well as several strategic alliances and mergers—for private or semi-public financial institutions.

Jean-Christophe regularly participates in public debates and think tanks addressing financial systems or regulation matters. Besides his consulting work counseling leading executives, he participates in McKinsey research projects in the fields of banking and finance, and contributes to the studies of institutions like the World Economic Forum and the Institut de l’Entreprise. He is also a member of the advisory council of the Banque de France and has been actively engaged with educational institutions such as ParisTech, the École Polytechnique, and HEC.

Published work

How to build geopolitical resilience amid a fragmenting global order,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Coronavirus: 15 emerging themes for boards and executive teams,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

The Restart,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Value and resilience through better risk management,” McKinsey on Risk, October 2018

“Day of reckoning for European retail banking,” McKinsey Banking and Securities (Europe), July 2012 (PDF–1.3 MB)

The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2011 (PDF–2.49 MB)

Going for gold in emerging markets,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2012 (PDF–5.88 MB)

“French employment 2020: Five priorities for action,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2012 (PDF–3.30 MB)

“What next for equity derivatives players?” McKinsey Financial Services Practice, March 2012 (PDF–846 KB)

How the growth of emerging markets will strain global finance,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2010

“For a competitive shock in France,” Institut de L'Entreprise, January 2012


World Bank
Project finance

France Télécom
Operations manager


MBA with distinction

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech)
MA, science and executive engineering

École Polytechnique
MSc, engineering