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Marc de Jong

Partner, Amsterdam
Leads McKinsey's Strategy & Trend Analysis Center; brings deep experience in research and development, growth strategy, and innovation, particularly in technology-intensive industries

About Marc

As a partner in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office, Marc focuses mainly on technology-intensive industries on issues of strategy, innovation, research and development, mergers and acquisitions, organization, and operations. He has served global and local leaders in electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, and energy. In 2001 and 2002, Marc was based in McKinsey’s Palo Alto office, serving technology leaders in Silicon Valley.

Marc leads McKinsey’s innovation work in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and coleads of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice. In the Amsterdam office, Marc leads the growth and innovation hub and hosts the Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable.

Examples of Marc’s client work in R&D include the strategic assessment of the corporate R&D function of a major electronics corporation, innovation portfolio management and growth strategy at a consumer-goods company, and the rollout of lean R&D at a global leader in semiconductor equipment.

In innovation and growth, Marc’s client experience includes shaping the innovation strategy for a consumer-electronics company, leading an innovation diagnostic at an oil and gas production-system provider, and developing technology strategies for major companies in several industries.

Marc is a board member of New Venture, the premier business-plan competition in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Marc held several positions at Philips Research, where he authored 40 articles in leading scientific journals.

Published work

Why your next transformation should be ‘all in,’McKinsey Quarterly, October 2019

What’s next for semiconductor profits and value creation?,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2015

The eight essentials of innovation,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2015

Finding the sweet spot for allocating innovation resources,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2014

How the best labs manage talent,” McKinsey & Company, May 2011


University of Leiden
PhD, physics

Delft University of Technology
MSc, applied physics