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Thierry Chesnais

Partner, Hong Kong
Helps technology and industrial companies in Greater China to grow and transform through digital and analytics

About Thierry

Thierry leads the firm’s Design and Service Operations practices in Greater China. He works primarily with leading technology and industrials companies. With deep expertise in consumer electronics and industrial IoT, Thierry most often advises clients on issues related to growth strategy, innovation, large-scale transformations, and service operations.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • digitizing and redesigning the end-to-end operations processes of a consumer electronics OEM to reduce order-to-delivery lead time by 40 percent and improve overall accuracy by 10 points
  • transforming the Asia commercial organization of a building technology provider for growth and margin adherence, using analytics for project pricing and performance management
  • conducting commercial due diligence on more than 15 China technology and industrial companies on behalf of strategic buyers and financial investors, and delivering value creation plans post-deal
  • designing and implementing the China growth plan for a global industrial equipment manufacturer, including business model, product strategy, go-to-market, and digital operations enablement

Published Work

China’s digital R&D imperative,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

The tougher competitors in emerging markets,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2019

How the semiconductor industry is taking charge of its transformation,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2017

How semiconductor companies can win in China’s new product-development landscape,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017  

Past Experience

Director, corporate strategy


University of Stuttgart
Msc, information technology

Telecom ParisTech
MSc, engineering and computer science