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Peter Jacobs

Senior Partner, Amsterdam
Trusted by global leading financial institutions for his deep expertise in technology transformations, strategy, agile ways of working, and digital business building

About Peter

Peter leads McKinsey’s core technology work in Europe.  In his advisory work, he helps financial institutions pursue technology transformations. This support includes helping executives improve their technology architecture while they also put in place more agile ways of working.

With governance and organization as performance levers, Peter guides the effort to establish an engineering culture at his clients. He helps establish an environment where smaller teams can achieve continuous software delivery at a lower cost with higher quality.

Peter first joined McKinsey as a consultant in 2005. He rejoined the firm in 2019 after working in information and technology roles for nearly a decade at ING Netherlands. His hands-on executive experience includes seven years as CIO, where he led a transformation effort that resulted in substantial percent cost reductions while ING became a top-3 employer for tech talent in the Dutch market.

Peter currently serves on the supervisory board of the Dutch Council of Refugees, an organization that advocates for refugees and asylum seekers as they transition from entry to integration into Dutch society. Previously, he was a member of the supervisory board of Equens, a leading pan-European payment services provider

Published Work

It’s time to reset the IT talent model,” MITSloan Management Review, March 2020

ING’s agile transformation, McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Past Experience

ING Netherlands
Chief information officer

Education

Delft Technical University
PhD
MS, systems engineering