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Yermolai Solzhenitsyn

Senior Partner, Moscow
Leads McKinsey’s Metals & Mining Practice in Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, and the Middle East, specializing in projects for the metals and mining, transportation, and mechanical-engineering industries, with extensive experience in serving public-administration clients in Russia

About Yermolai

Yermolai leads McKinsey’s Metals & Mining Practice in Africa, CIS, Europe, and the Middle East, coleads our global energy and materials work, and is a member of the global Travel, Transport & Logistics Practice. He takes an active part in international projects to develop new approaches to operational improvements for companies in the raw-materials sector.

Yermolai has wide experience in the development of strategy, in operations and sales improvements, and in organizational and governance transformations for companies in the metal, oil and gas, aircraft, and transportation sectors. He takes an active part in projects to develop municipal and regional infrastructure.

Before joining McKinsey, Yermolai spent several years working in China and Taiwan, and later served as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC.


Princeton University
MPA, international relations

Harvard University
BA, East Asian studies