Sven Smit

Sven Smit, Senior Partner & Member of the Shareholder Council, McKinsey & Co


Sven Smit is a Senior Partner in the Amsterdam Office of McKinsey & Company.  
He leads our Western European region, after having led the global Strategy Practice for 7 years. Smit is a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council and Global Operating Committee. 

Smit meets clients across all sectors in his various roles and brings “pattern recognition” from across these sectors. He has decades of experience in serving Telecom, high-tech and industrial companies across the globe.

On Strategy, Smit is an expert on growth and performance as a co-author of “Granularity of Growth” and has wide and deep experience in Corporate Strategy and transformation at enterprise wide scale.

Smit leads our perspective on the global economy, and develops global and country GDP scenario's leveraging our unique global growth model, anchored by 130 variables of consistent statistics over 30 years.

Sven is a Mechanical Engineer with a degree from Delft University of Technology and holds an INSEAD M.B.A. Prior to joining McKinsey (in 1992) Sven worked at Philips Research Laboratories (Measurement and Control) as an Engineer/Researcher.