About Russell

Russell is a senior leader within the global Automotive & Assembly Practice. He joined McKinsey in 2003 and has focused on strategic and operational transformations within the global automotive industry and multiple related areas over the past 13 years. He co-leads the global automotive knowledge agenda for the practice and is a core leader within the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility.

Examples of his work include the following:

  • accelerating operational transformation for a global automotive original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) across multiple regions (Europe, North America, and South America)
  • optimizing manufacturing capital expenditures and vendor tooling costs for a global automotive OEM
  • leading product-development organizational transformation from regional to global focus for a major global manufacturer
  • conducting due diligence across a variety of organizations prior to and post acquisition

Prior to McKinsey, Russell led vehicle engineering at Ricardo Consulting Engineers in North America and North American operations for Motor Industry Research Association North America.

Published work

The future of mobility in India: Challenges & opportunities for the auto component industry,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

A roadmap to the future for the auto industry,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2014

Battery technology charges ahead,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2012

Past experience

Ricardo Consulting Engineers
Vehicle engineering operations, North America

Motor Industry Research Association North America
Vehicle engineering operations

Education

University of Michigan
MBA

Leeds University, England
Bachelor of engineering, mechanical engineering