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Sylvain Johansson

Senior Partner, Geneva
Supports financial services institutions in corporate and business-unit strategy, multi-channel transformation, and risk and investment management

About Sylvain

Sylvain is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Geneva office. He serves financial services institutions in Switzerland, across Europe, the US and Africa. In this capacity, he works with clients to meet the challenges and opportunities of the changing industry, focusing on growth strategies, operational efficiencies, and the transformation to more digital-enabled models.

As a leader of our European Property & Casualty insurance service line, Sylvain works with commercial- and personal-lines clients as well as reinsurers.

Sylvain holds a master’s degree in communication systems from EPFL in Lausanne and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

Published work

State of property and casualty insurance 2020,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Coronavirus response: Short- and long-term actions for P&C insurers,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Tackling the IoT opportunity for commercial lines insurance,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Commercial lines insurtech: A pathway to digital,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Evolving insurance cost structures,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Past experience

  • BearingPoint Consultant 2002-2004
  • WIMBA, France Manager, software engineer 2001-2002


Stern School of Business, NYU
MBA, business administration

EPFL, Lausanne
MS, communication systems