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Riccardo Drentin

Partner, London
Coleads McKinsey’s source-to-pay work, focusing on sourcing optimization and procurement operating models

About Riccardo

Riccardo is a partner in McKinsey’s London office, where he is a leader in product development and procurement and the global coleader of our work in source-to-pay. Over the years he led initiatives in cost reduction, organization design, M&A, and digital procurement, and has served clients in several industries from high-tech to banking, leading transformations in the area of operations. His recent client work includes design of next-generation procurement operating models for many leading organizations in several industries from chemical to retail, as well as digitalization of procurement functions and optimization of procure-to-pay processes for manufacturing producers and service providers.

He has launched an operations training academy for supply chain, product, and creativity departments for multiple clients. Riccardo is also a keynote speaker and moderator of Sourcing Outlook in Stockholm and CPO Roundtable in Copenhagen.

Riccardo holds a degree in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from IMD Business School. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked as a raw materials buyer at Toyota and product developer at Finmeccanica.

Published Work

Long tail, big savings: Digital unlocks hidden value in procurement”, McKinsey & Company, June 2018

PAST EXPERIENCE

Toyota
Raw materials buyer, cost improvement leader

Finmeccanica
Product developer

Education

IMD Business School
MBA

Delft University of Technology
MSc, aerospace engineering

Polytechnic University of Milan
BSc, aerospace engineering