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Matias Melero


Advises energy-sector companies across the globe with a focus on operation improvements through lean methodology, digital and analytics deployments, and fleetwide performance transformation

Matias is a leader of our global Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice, leading our digital and advanced analytics work in power generation. He has extensive experience in the energy sector serving companies across the whole value chain and across the globe. He has expertise in the areas of electric power, metals, and mining. Since joining McKinsey, Matias has worked extensively in the United States and South America leading operation transformations leveraging lean levers and digital and analytics solutions. Matias focuses on unlocking the full potential of organizations and assets by engaging the workforce and building capabilities.

Matias is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and leads recruiting efforts via our Hispanic and Latino Network.

Matias first joined McKinsey in Buenos Aires in 2011 and has been based in Stamford since 2015. He has developed deep expertise in operations and advanced analytics through his service to energy companies across the globe.

Examples of Matias’ recent client engagements include the following:

  • developing and deploying advanced analytics solutions for a conventional power generation fleet, driving efficiency and availability improvements
  • developing and deploying advanced analytics solutions for a renewables fleet, improving their yield and availability
  • designing a multiyear digital roadmap for US power generation company
  • defining the cost optimization plan for US renewables group
  • leading the operation and digital and analytics transformation at a major copper client
  • defining a growth strategy for global petrochemical company
  • leading an operation transformation for a metals engineering and manufacturing company
  • defining the growth strategy for energy fund in Central America
  • redesigning the procurement workflow for a global metal producer

Before joining McKinsey, Matias was a corporate finance analyst.

Published Work

An AI power play: Fueling the next wave of innovation in the energy sector,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Past Experience

Strategy analyst

Crowe Global
Corporate finance analyst


The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania

Torcuato Di Tella University
MS, economics
BS, economics