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Laurie Lanoue


Leads our Montreal office and advises companies on successfully leading major transformation programs at scale, with a focus on operations, manufacturing, and procurement

Laurie is the Office Managing Partner for Montreal, and her client work focuses on supporting leading North American and European companies in designing and implementing major transformation programs, mainly in operations. She works across sectors, including advanced industries, medical devices, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods, to help clients implement organization-wide operational excellence programs, develop operations and network strategies, and transform procurement functions. She has also supported several organizations in executing end-to-end enterprise transformations of commercial operations.

Laurie helps lead McKinsey’s operations work in North America. An established adviser for several market leaders, she provides expertise in strategy, manufacturing and footprint design, and strategic sourcing.

Laurie speaks frequently at operations and leadership conferences and is on the faculty of the Innovation & Learning Centers.

Published Work

Emerging from disruption: The future of pharma operations strategy,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Four ways to make sure your pharma manufacturing strategy delivers value,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

Unlocking step-change improvements in biologic fermentation,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021


University of Oxford

Université de Montréal - Ecole Polytechnique
BEng, industrial engineering