Jeremy Wallach is a partner in McKinsey’s Boston office in the Chemicals Practice. He is a leader in McKinsey’s work on chemicals sustainability, including circularity and decarbonization, and helps lead the firm’s chemical insights microeconomics group. He has more than 20 years of experience advising management teams across regions on topics linked to strategy, growth, M&A, and sustainability.
Jeremy leads the firm’s work on plastic recycling in North America, including helping clients build businesses and evaluate opportunities in sustainable polymers. In particular, he has extensive experience in plastic circularity and chemicals sustainability. He has published perspectives and led speaking engagements in these areas in addition to providing client support on market demand, economics, feedstock availability, green premiums, system-level scaling opportunities, steps to reduce leakage into the environment, and carbon impact.
Jeremy also advises clients on several organizational, financial, and strategic topics, including investment diligence, corporate and business unit strategy, merger integration, and growth.
Jeremy has consulted with major firms on portfolio shape and direction, capital allocation and planning, global trends and forces, performance improvement, and investor positioning. He has leveraged his experience in business unit design and cultural integration to lead several successful day-one preparations for major mergers. He is a trusted advisor to clients on topics related to feedstocks, consumer demand, and more. He also has experience in pricing and margin capture, product and market positioning, and cost reduction and procurement.