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Sébastien Lacroix

Senior PartnerParis

Leads McKinsey’s work with financial institutions in France and is one of the global leaders for the Implementation Practice.

Sébastien is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Paris office. Previously, he worked in our New York and Singapore offices.

Sébastien leads our work for financial institutions in France. He also coleads the firm’s work for banking and insurance clients in Europe. Sébastien specializes in growth, marketing, distribution, and post-merger integration issues, advising clients in banking, wealth management, and insurance. He is particularly active in designing entry strategies for new geographic markets, piloting post-merger management programs, and improving operational processes and organizational structures.

Sébastien also organizes McKinsey’s annual Private Banking Survey, and has contributed to several recent R&D initiatives in the savings market and retail banking. He regularly engages with industry associations in the banking and insurance sectors.

In addition, Sébastien is one of the global leaders for McKinsey's Implementation Practice, which provides long-term support to help build clients' capabilities on the ground, prevent delays and achieve sustainable bottom-line results.

Published work

European private banking: Resilient models for uncertain times,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Reskilling in the age of COVID: There’s no better time than the present,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, October 2020

The future of work: Reskilling and remote working to recover in the ‘next normal’,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

The Restart,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

European Private Banking in 2018: Running for scale,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

A call for radical transformation in Western European private banking,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

Day of reckoning for European retail banking,” McKinsey Banking and Securities Practice, July 2012 (PDF– 1.30 MB)


MSc, engineering