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Matteo Mancini

Senior Partner, Singapore
Leads our work in advanced industries in Southeast Asia, and advises manufacturing and technology companies on a broad range of productivity improvement and cost-optimization programs

About Matteo

Matteo leads our work in advanced industries in Southeast Asia. His areas of operations expertise include productivity improvements, lean and digitally enabled transformations, and cost-optimization programs. In recent years, he has supported operations transformations for more than 50 different clients, often generating more than 20 percent in productivity improvements.

Matteo has worked with a wide range of manufacturers, with a focus on semiconductors, high-tech, automotive, equipment manufacturers, and aerospace and defense. Now based in Singapore, he has counseled companies all over the world, including in Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and across Asia.

Examples of Matteo’s recent client work include the following:

  • designing and supporting large-scale transformation programs for multinational semiconductors companies, focusing on increasing labor productivity and material cost reduction
  • developing productivity improvements for several low-volume and high-complexity manufacturers, such as oil-rig makers, shipbuilders, and aerospace-and-defense companies
  • employing cost reduction, optimization techniques, and yield improvements using advanced analytics and automation to assist an Asian semiconductor company in improving its performance
  • conducting operations due-diligence programs for consumer and automotive companies to help them identify cost-reduction opportunities

In addition to serving clients, Matteo is one of our leaders who led the setup of the Digital Capability Center (DCC) in Singapore, which showcases Industry 4.0 technologies in a real production facility and includes deep capability building modules.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Matteo was a senior consultant at a global consulting firm, focused on lean and world-class manufacturing projects. This work led to three different awards from the Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance.

Published work

Reducing indirect labor costs at semiconductor companies,” McKinsey & Company, August 2019

Taking the next leap forward in semiconductor yield improvement,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Global growth, local roots: The shift toward emerging markets,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

Optimizing back-end semiconductor manufacturing through Industry 4.0,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Implementing a citizen-centric approach to delivering government services,” McKinsey & Company, July 2015

Understanding ASEAN: The manufacturing opportunity,” (PDF–944 KB), McKinsey & Company, October 2014

Southeast Asia: The next growth opportunity in defense,” (PDF–1.4 MB), McKinsey & Company, February 2014

Past Experience

Solving Efeso
Senior consultant


Brescia University (Italy)
MSc, industrial engineering