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Maria Gusakova

Associate Partner, Moscow
Supports energy, raw-materials, and industrial companies with commercial transformations, strategy, reorganization, and the management of large capital projects

About

Maria is an associate partner in McKinsey’s Moscow office. She advises companies from the energy, raw-materials, and industrial sectors on reorganization, commercial transformation, and the management of major capital projects.

Examples of her recent client projects include the following:

  • working on the organization design and master-schedule verification for the construction of a greenfield mine and processing plant with a capital cost of $2 billion
  • advising on the reconstruction of a coal power plant estimated at $800 million, with a focus on introducing a control tower, implementing measures to accelerate the schedule, and boosting the project-management efficiency
  • assisting a Russian oil refinery with capex projects worth more than $2.2 billion, including developing the contracting model, optimizing the schedule, and designing the organization structure, staffing plan, and recruiting process
  • helping a metallurgical company to develop and manage a business-to-business sales transformation and channel strategy for the Russian market

Past experience

Monitor Deloitte
Consultant

MDM Bank
Equity analyst

Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Leading expert

Education

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
MA, economics