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Pierre-Ignace Bernard

Senior PartnerParis

Co-leads McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice in Europe

Pierre-Ignace previously worked in the Boston office, where he took part in numerous projects serving financial institutions throughout North America and Europe.

He focuses on designing and rolling out large-scale transformations with companies from financial, infrastructure, and transport sectors. The scope of his expertise encompasses organizational effectiveness, performance improvement (covering both the revenue and operational excellence), and growth strategies.

Pierre-Ignace coleads McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice in Europe. He is also an active member of the Capital Projects & Infrastucture and Travel, Transport & Logistics Practices.

Besides Pierre-Ignace’s work counseling leading executives, he has participated in McKinsey’s research projects in the fields of investment, transformation at scale, and corporate social responsibility. He also regularly contributes to studies led by the McKinsey Global Institute on several macroeconomic topics, such as competitiveness, global capital flows, and financing of the economy.

Published work

Reimagining the life insurance model in 2023,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Global Insurance Report 2023: Reimagining life insurance, McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Grow or exit? Overcoming the scale trap in life insurance closed books,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Creating value, finding focus: Global Insurance Report 2022,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

European insurance and the future of senior protection and well-being,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

The future of life insurance: Reimagining the industry for the decade ahead,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Adapting to a new normal in European asset management,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019


École Polytechnique
MS, engineering

École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
MS, engineering

Université Paris-Sorbonne
MA, economics

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
MS, engineering management