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Laurent Kinet

Senior PartnerAuckland

Helps companies restructure or transform through productivity improvements, operating model redesign, technology adoption, and sustainable practices

Laurent is a global leader in McKinsey’s Transformation and Sustainability practices. He leads holistic transformation programs for clients across Asia and is adept at establishing performance-oriented culture and agile operating models to drive change at pace. He is a passionate believer in technology adoption, capability building, and energy transition as important drivers to support sustainable and inclusive growth.

Examples of Laurent’s recent client work include the following:

  • leading a major simplification and productivity program for a large Asia-Pacific bank with a focus on portfolio rationalization, business unit growth, technology simplification, and spend optimization, as well as agile ways of working and capability building
  • leading a significant restructuring initiative for a consumer electronics company in China, optimizing manufacturing, R&D, procurement, supply chain, and core technology
  • leading a holistic transformation for a global consumer company, including cash management, business building, technology, innovation, and go-to-market strategies
  • advising dozens of clients in Asia, particularly in China and Australia, on navigating the energy transition through net-zero strategies, green business building, and decarbonization

Before joining McKinsey, Laurent worked for Goldman Sachs in London and Suez Environment in Mexico. He has previously worked in McKinsey’s Boston, Brussels, Johannesburg, and Shanghai offices; he is fluent in French, English, and Spanish, and conversational in Dutch and Mandarin. Outside of work, Laurent enjoys playing with his children, traveling with his wife and family to remote places, and spending time on the water.


Harvard Business School

École Polytechnique de Bruxelles
MSc, mechanical engineering

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
MSc, finance