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Sébastien Lacroix

Senior Partner, Paris
Leads McKinsey’s work with financial institutions in France and leads McKinsey Accelerate in Europe

About Sébastien

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 leads McKinsey Accelerate in Europe, which combines the firm's expertise in leadership development, capability building, and execution excellence to support companies in securing and sustaining their transformations by mobilizing the entire organization over the long term, developing the skills required to meet tomorrow’s challenges and ensuring execution excellence.

Published work

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