Four McKinsey & Company partners relocate to Paris office

30 June 2021 1 min. read
More news on

McKinsey & Company’s Paris-based partnership has over the past months welcomed four new partners to its leadership, lifting the size of its Parisian partnership to over 70 members. 

In June, Geneva-based senior partner Lieven Van der Veken relocated to Paris. He has been with the global strategic consulting firm for twelve years, and is a member of the Healthcare and Pharma practices. In the same month, New York based senior partner Hugues Lavandier also moved to Paris. He is a leader in McKinsey’s Strategy & Corporate Finance practice. 

In the previous month, 18-year company veteran Björn Albrecht relocated to France’s capital. He is the Global Head of the McKinsey Cancer Center, and advises clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors with a focus on oncology work. Albrecht most recently worked from McKinsey’s offices in New York and London.

Lieven Van der Veken, Hugues Lavandier, Björn Albrecht, Sam Bourton

Completing the quartet of new partners, Sam Bourton joined from the firm’s London office. He will continue to lead QuantumBlack/Labs, an arm of QuantumBlack that helps clients accelerate and apply data and analytics to strategic problems. Bourton was the founder of QuantumBlack, and joined McKinsey as part of its acquisition of QuantumBlack in 2015.

In France, McKinsey has offices in Paris and Lyon. The strategy consulting firm has been active in the country since 1964 and is currently led by Homayoun Hatami. 

Across Europe, McKinsey is led by the Swede Magnus Tyreman (who succeeded the Norwegian Pal Erik Sjatil last year), and globally, the firm is headed by the American Bob Sternfels, who tomorrow formally takes over the reins from the Scotsman Kevin Sneader.