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Riccardo Drentin


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

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

Procurement for prosperity: How UK CPOs can navigate uncertainty and change,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

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


Raw materials buyer, cost improvement leader

Product developer


IMD Business School

Delft University of Technology
MSc, aerospace engineering

Polytechnic University of Milan
BSc, aerospace engineering