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Matthieu Lemerle

Senior Partner, London
Supports corporate and investment banks, brokers, and exchanges as they optimize their operations to achieve sustainable productivity and co-ordinates the global practice’s knowledge and capabilities.

About Matthieu

Matthieu is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. Based in London he is a leader of our Global Banking practice, where he serves as the head of the Practice’s Global Capabilities Committee. Since joining McKinsey in 2001, he has served banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of business, operational and functional issues. He is a world-recognised expert in capital markets and investment banking, as well as banking strategy, has authored multiple papers on the industry, is a co-founder of the McKinsey Capital Markets Roundtable, interacts frequently with regulators and is a regular speaker at industry events.

His recent client work has focused on critical issues facing banks globally, including strategy, organization, regulation, governance, functional and operational issues. His contributions to improving revenue, cost and capital productivity in financial services is widely recognised. Matthieu works closely with CEOs, CFOs, heads of businesses and Boards of Directors across continents. Within McKinsey, he manages a team of over 500 people offering analytics and data led solutions to our clients and teams, ensuring that McKinsey is the global leader in knowledge infrastructure.

In addition to his 19 years of consulting experience, he has operational experience from both McKinsey and previously in the banking sector.

Published work

How ‘trading as a service’ unlocks opportunities for banks,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Talent in wholesale banking: Building a sustainable competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

Remaking the bank for an ecosystem world,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

Capital markets and investment banking 2016: Time for tough choices and bold actions,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

Boosting front-office productivity in capital markets,” McKinsey Working Papers on Corporate and Investment Banking, March 2015

The brave new world of SEFs: How broker-dealers can protect their franchises,” McKinsey Working Papers on Corporate and Investment Banking, June 2014

The road back: McKinsey global banking annual review,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

The return of strategy: A road map to sustainable performance for capital markets and investment banking,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013

Past experience

BNP Paribas
Inspection generale


Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
MA, engineering