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Karim Tadjeddine

Partner, Paris
A co-leader of the Public Sector Practice in McKinsey’s Paris office, Karim Tadjeddine is one of our specialists in large-scale transformation programs and economic-development policies.

About Karim

Karim Tadjeddine is a partner in McKinsey’s Paris office, where he co-leads the Public Sector Practice. He is also one of the world-wide leaders in McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice.

A specialist in performance improvement and large-scale change management, Karim has led extensive transformation programs—post-merger integration and operational restructuring—for public and private clients.

Karim is also an economic-development expert and advises governments and public operators in Europe and Africa on the definition and implementation of national and sector-level economic policies. He has deep expertise in fiscal policy, public-support programs, public-holdings policies, as well as in reform programs.

Apart from his activities as a consultant, Karim is the administrator of the “En temps réel” and “Aspen France” think tanks. Karim was a member of the elaboration committee of the School of Public Affairs at Science Po Paris, where he also teaches the “Change Management” course for the Master in Public Affairs. He was also the rapporteur of the Commission de Libération de la Croissance Française (Commission for the Liberation of Growth in France)—the so-called Attali Commission—which was charged in 2007 and in 2010 by the French president to produce an agenda for structural reforms for the country.

Before joining McKinsey, Karim Tadjeddine worked at the Treasury Directorate of the Ministry of Finance, where he piloted the establishment of the Agence des Participations de l’État (Agency for the Administration of State Holdings).

Published work

Beyond financials: Helping small and medium-size enterprises thrive,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Restoring public transit amid COVID-19: What European cities can learn from one another,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2019

‘A duty to modernize’: Reforming the French civil service,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2011


École Polytechnique
MSc, engineering

École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
MSc, engineering

École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS)
DEA, economic theory and policy