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Marc de Jong

Senior PartnerAmsterdam

Focuses on strategy, innovation, and transformation in technology-intensive industries and leads strategy-transformation services in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East

Marc serves clients in technology-related industries on strategy, innovation, and transformation. He coleads McKinsey’s digital and analytics activities for the global Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice as well as strategy-transformation services in Europe. Prior to this work, Marc led McKinsey’s Strategy Analytics Center, shaping digital and analytics tools and services with a global team of about 100 professionals. Before that, he led the firm’s innovation work.

Marc has published a multitude of articles on innovation and strategy, including “The eight essentials of innovation,” McKinsey’s core perspective on this area, with more than 600,000 downloads.

Marc joined McKinsey in 1998, Marc moved in 2001 to the firm’s Palo Alto office, serving technology leaders in Silicon Valley. In 2002, he moved back to Amsterdam, where he hosts the Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable and cofacilitates the Board Academy.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Marc held several positions in a multinational conglomerate corporation’s research division, where he wrote 40 articles that appeared in leading scientific journals.

Published work

Netherlands advanced: Building a future labor market that works,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

Working hard for the money: The crunch on global economic profit,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2023

Strategies to lead in the semiconductor world,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Value creation: How can the semiconductor industry keep outperforming?,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Why your next transformation should be ‘all in,’McKinsey Quarterly, October 2019

What’s next for semiconductor profits and value creation?,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2015

The eight essentials of innovation,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2015

Finding the sweet spot for allocating innovation resources,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2014

How the best labs manage talent,” McKinsey & Company, May 2011


University of Leiden
PhD, physics

Delft University of Technology
MSc, applied physics