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Laurence de l'Escaille

Partner, Brussels
Advises government and business leaders on the energy sector’s strategic issues, including national and regional planning, investment, and major transformations

About Laurence

Laurence, a member of our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice, advises public- and private-sector clients across the energy industry.

Her work covers the whole value chain, from generation to distribution and off grid, as well as a wide range of functions and issues, from corporate finance to strategic planning and transformation.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • advising an integrated utility on its corporate-planning process, including defining new growth initiatives, setting up top-level governance structures, and launching implementation programs
  • identifying opportunities to expand employment in a country’s electricity sector
  • supporting a power-and-infrastructure investment fund in defining its investment strategy, from identifying priority segments to developing a competitive value proposition and reshaping operating practices
  • leading a due-diligence effort, including targeting operational improvements, at a European distribution-system operator
  • leading research for a national electrification plan, including household-level geospatial modeling to determine costs and the development of financing solutions for delivery
  • helping a major global conglomerate to define its ten-year aspiration for Africa, including identifying opportunities in power generation and energy management

Before moving to Brussels, Laurence spent several years in McKinsey’s Lagos and Johannesburg offices. Earlier in her career, she worked as a researcher at the International Monetary Fund.

Published Work

Analytics for grid decision making,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019


Johns Hopkins University
MA, economics and international relations

University of Oxford
BA, modern history