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Nicola Sandri

Partner, Milan
Guides major transport and infrastructure organizations in their end-to-end transformation journeys, with a focus on international expansion and technology-enabled growth strategy

About Nicola

Nicola leads McKinsey’s work in transport infrastructure globally and the travel, logistics, and infrastructure projects in our Mediterranean complex. He supports major transport and infrastructure organizations, with a particular focus on enhancing sales and distribution channels, boosting international growth, and large investment and capex optimization.

Nicola’s recent client work includes the following:

  • designing and implementing the multi-year transformation journey for a large passenger transport operator, with a focus on key digital transformation initiatives and internationalization
  • supporting a large infrastructure fund on improving synergies with portfolio companies
  • business planning for leading smart infrastructure company, identifying a three-times revenue growth initiative
  • guiding a large European airport’s major infrastructure investment, leading to 15 percent improvement on time and budget
  • supporting a transport operator with operations and maintenance-tender preparation
  • defining and implementing the strategy, growth, and privatization business plan for a major travel retail company, doubling profitability performance

Before joining McKinsey, Nicola was a junior professor at Polytechnic University of Milan teaching business and management.

Published work

"Fostering an inclusive urban-transit system," McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Built to last: Making sustainability a priority in transport infrastructure,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

How innovation is reshaping Europe’s urban environment,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018


Polytechnic University of Milan
BA, business engineering