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Jesper Ludolph


Creates value through design and implementation of agile operating models supported by uplift in digital capabilities

Jesper leads our work focused on driving top-line and productivity improvements through digital and analytics capability building and agile operating models.

The current focus of Jesper’s work is to help companies in capital-intensive industries design and implement agile organizations to enhance performance. This includes ongoing alignment of talent and capital to value, reduction of complexity in organizational structures and processes, and ensuring the workforce has the right capabilities and mindsets to drive performance sustainably.

Examples of Jesper’s recent work include the following:

  • supporting an oil and gas supermajor on its design and implementation of a new operating model globally to increase operational agility and reduce cost base to succeed through the energy transition
  • helping one of the largest renewable energy companies improve operational effectiveness—including yield and cost base—on offshore assets using advanced analytics, supported by an agile operating model integrating off- and onshore operations
  • leading work for a global pharma company to improve trial performance and reduce time to market, achieving this through an operating model transformation that used a combination of digital and agile principles in the core of R&D

Jesper joined McKinsey in 2014, having completed an MBA from London Business School. Prior to this, he worked in private equity portfolio companies focused on improving operational performance through cashflow and performance management, and driving enterprise-wide transformations.

Published Work

Energy organizations in transition,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

New energy businesses: The independence versus integration dilemma,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

How people and organizational moves can power up energy firms in 2023,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

bp: An agility pioneer in the energy industry,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

How the British Field Army headquarters shifted to agile ways of working,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact?” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Building agility in the British Army’s headquarters,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

A new path for telco customer engagement,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

Past Experience

Group controller and core member of the turn-around team

Provimi (now Cargill)
Global sales and distribution transformation lead


London Business School

Copenhagen Business School
BSc, international business