Managing Partner of McKinsey Africa, Portugal / South Africa


Luis is a Senior Partner in Mckinsey’s Johannesburg Office. Luis joined the firm in 1994, was elected partner in 2002 and Senior Partner in 2008.

Currently serves as Managing Partner for Africa, being responsible for all six McKinsey offices in the continent. Before moving to Johannesburg with his family four years ago, Luis also served as Managing Partner of our Portugal office and  led our EMEA Marketing in Banking Practice.

Throughout his more than 20 years career in the firm, Luis mostly served financial institutions in both mature markets – Portugal, Spain, US, Italy – as well as emerging – Brazil, Chile, Angola, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco. Given his increasing focus on emerging markets he added a Public Sector axis to his professional program serving governments mostly in Public Finance.

Luís holds a Licenciatura in Business from the Lisbon Catholic University and an MBA from INSEAD.