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Wiktor Namysł

Senior partner, Warsaw
Brings extensive operational expertise to clients in Central and Eastern Europe in retail, banking, heavy industry, manufacturing, and technology

About Wiktor

Wiktor is a senior partner of McKinsey & Company based in Poland and one of the leaders of the Operations Practice in Central and Eastern Europe.

Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, he advises on strategy development, operational-cost improvements, productivity increases, capital-expenditure review, supply-chain optimization, and production strategy.

For almost 20 years in strategic consulting, Wiktor has supported clients in 23 countries on six continents. He has led 80 large-scale turnaround programs aimed at improving operational efficiency. He has also supported clients in building expertise and capabilities, including lean capabilities and management of large capital projects.

His recent work includes:

  • designing a comprehensive operational-effectiveness program for a leading basic materials company in Europe
  • guiding a broad lean transformation effort for Eastern European retail banking group
  • conducting a capital-expenditure review of investment plans for major capacity-increase project in the metals industry
  • creating a productivity-improvement program for a leading steel mill in Eastern Europe
  • supporting a major automotive producer in the selection and evaluation of production locations in Eastern Europe, taking into account logistics, labor quality and costs, subsidies, and suppliers availability
  • preparing supply-chain optimization by identifying key supply-chain issues and creating a war room for immediate improvements of delivery ratios
  • enhancing productivity increases by end-to-end diagnostics of production flows and design of an improvement program using lean methodology in a medium-size bank, creating best-in-class service model on the market
  • implementing lean retailing model in major hypermarket chain in Poland, improving cost, capital and service levels

Selected published work

Global growth, local roots: The shift toward emerging markets,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

Digital Poland,” McKinsey & Company and Forbes, September 2016

5 opportunities for Poland,” McKinsey & Company and Forbes, October 2015

Poland 2025: Europe’s New Growth Engine,” McKinsey & Company, January 2015

Past experience

Project manager


Kellogg School of Management

Poznan University of Economics and Business
MA, international business

Reutlingen University
Nondegree, international management