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Olivier Gorter

Partner, Amsterdam
Draws on years of senior-executive and board-level experience to improve the financial performance and organizational health of clients in technology, media, and telecommunications

About Olivier

An expert at executing improvement strategies for cash flow and performance and health, Olivier works with clients across industries, focusing on telecommunications, high tech, media, travel, and logistics. With over 17 years of interim management experience, he specializes in assuming C-suite roles for clients who are restructuring or undergoing turnarounds or transformations.

Recent examples of Olivier’s client work include the following:

  • supporting a step-change performance improvement in the wholesale business for a Western European telecom operator
  • serving as chief transformation officer (CTO) for a large telecom operator in Africa, and improving profitability by more than 20 percent through top-line growth and cost savings
  • supporting a global logistics company, in the role of CTO, in an effort to reduce costs by 15 percent in 9 months
  • helping a global telecommunications company reduce operating expenses, capital expenditures, and working capital by 15 percent, while planning for revenue and margin growth in advance of a 4G rollout
  • serving as CTO for the service division of a global technology firm and lowering costs, while improving productivity

Before joining McKinsey in 2013, Olivier held senior roles at Arvato Bertelsmann, Philips International, and Redesign Partners. Olivier is fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Published work

Telecom operators: Surviving and thriving through the next downturn,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

The role of the chief transformation officer,” McKinsey & Compnay, November 2016

Past experience

Redesign Partners
Managing partner

Koop Holding Europe

Slavenburg Bouw
President and interim CFO

Arvato Bertelsmann
CFO, Benelux



University of Leiden
LLM, international law