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Lino Abram

Senior Partner, Lima
Leads our work in financial services across much of Latin America and supports clients in the region to drive growth, implement mergers, strengthen processes, reduce costs, and improve overall performance

About Lino

Lino began his McKinsey career in Caracas in 1999, and founded our Peru office in 2006. He has served a wide variety of clients across much of Latin America and the Caribbean.

His client experience includes supporting family-owned businesses in navigating generational succession by designing and implementing new organizational and governance models, as well as supporting the change-management process. In addition, Lino leads our Financial Services Practice for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and the Caribbean. He has supported numerous financial institutions to improve their overall performance and brings deep expertise in credit risk.

For example, Lino led a review of the credit portfolio of a leading Caribbean bank—including quantifying the probability of credit losses for different client segments. For a Peruvian bank, he designed a new system for recovering overdue credit, including new control systems and incentives for bank staff. For a large Colombian bank, he helped create a pilot program for debt recovery among low-income clients, which resulted in immediate improvements in credit repayments.

Lino has also supported several operational-improvement projects for mining companies. For example, he undertook a holistic review of the operating model of an underground mine in the highlands of the Andes.

Before joining McKinsey, Lino worked with Unacem, the major cement producer in Peru, both as assistant to the CFO (which included leading the treasury department) and as the supervisor of production.

Lino is highly involved in the Peruvian business community and serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MBA, finance

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru