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Maria Gusakova


Supports energy, raw-materials, and industrial companies with strategy, reorganization, sustainability transition, and the management of large capital projects

Maria advises companies from the energy, raw-materials, and industrial sectors on strategy, reorganization, sustainability transition, and the management of major capital projects.

Examples of her recent client projects include the following:

  • implementing end-to-end agile value engineering system for the portfolio of projects for a steel plant with an impact of 20 percent cost reduction
  • supporting of the prefeasibility stage for $5 billion mining-and-processing plant construction with a focus on value engineering, schedule optimization, and efficient OEM contracting
  • helping a raw material company develop and manage a B2B sales transformation and channel strategy
  • assisting the holistic validation of an industrial business case focusing on greenhouse gas-emissions reductions in the supply chain
  • developing the new organization blueprint for $2.5 billion metallurgical conglomerate
  • working on the organization design and management systems for investment portfolio of large industrial client

Published work

The net-zero materials transition: Implications for global supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023



MDM Bank
Equity analyst


Financial University
MA, economics