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Matthieu Lemerle

Senior PartnerLondon

Matthieu Lemerle

Senior PartnerLondon

Supports corporate and investment banks, brokers, and exchanges as they optimize their operations to achieve sustainable productivity and co-ordinates the global practice’s knowledge and capabilities.

Matthieu is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. Based in London he is a leader of our Global Banking practice, where he serves as the co-leader of our global Corporate Investment Banking (CIB) practice. He is also a Board member of Vivid Economics, a strategic economics consultancy with broad sustainability and macroeconomic capabilities acquired by McKinsey in 2021.

He is a world-recognized expert in capital markets, corporate and investment banking, as well as banking strategy and transformation, has authored multiple papers on the industry, is a co-founder of the McKinsey Capital Markets Roundtable, interacts frequently with regulators and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Since joining McKinsey in 2001, Matthieu has served banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of business, operational and functional issues. He partners closely with his clients to deliver growth and bottom-line impact by counselling senior executives and leveraging his deep understanding of how to drive change. He has architected multiple transformations, with both banks and capital markets infrastructure companies.

In addition to deep experience in banking and capital markets transformation, his expertise includes growth and business strategy, business building, digital and analytics, functional transformation (Risk, Compliance, IT and Ops, Finance, HR) as well as cost and productivity. He also has deep experience working with major international regulators.

In addition to his 21 years of consulting experience, he has operational experience from both McKinsey and previously in the banking sector.

Published work

Five big shifts shaping a new world for corporate and investment banks,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

How ‘trading as a service’ unlocks opportunities for banks,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Talent in wholesale banking: Building a sustainable competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

Remaking the bank for an ecosystem world,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

Capital markets and investment banking 2016: Time for tough choices and bold actions,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

Boosting front-office productivity in capital markets,” McKinsey Working Papers on Corporate and Investment Banking, March 2015

The brave new world of SEFs: How broker-dealers can protect their franchises,” McKinsey Working Papers on Corporate and Investment Banking, June 2014

The road back: McKinsey global banking annual review,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

The return of strategy: A road map to sustainable performance for capital markets and investment banking,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013

Past experience

BNP Paribas
Inspection generale


Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
MA, engineering