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Alessio Botta is a Partner in the Milan office of McKinsey & Company.  Alessio is a core member of the global Business Technology Office and of the EMEA Payments Practice.  Alessio leads the Global Transaction Banking service line.  Alessio served top financial institutions, both private and state-owned, in Italy, UK, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Singapore.

Along his main expertise on Financial Institutions, Alessio has served Public Sector clients on several Technology & Operations related topics.

Alessio holds an Italian “Laurea Specialistica” degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in IT Engineering and Business Management from University of Pisa, and a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies – IMT. Prior to joining McKinsey, he also worked as lecturer and researcher at Suffolk University in Boston and University of Pisa.

Philip Bruno is a Partner in the New York office of McKinsey & Company. He leads the firm's Americas Payments Practice and works extensively with a diverse set of financial services, non-financial and technology firms on a broad array of strategic, operations and organizational issues. Phil is one of McKinsey's experts on credit cards, bank-wide payments, retailer payments, and faster payments.

Philip has led major payments research efforts at the firm and written extensively on the U.S. payments industry, credit/debit cards, merchant acquiring and emerging payment opportunities. Philip holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Reet Chaudhuri is a Senior Expert in the Singapore office of McKinsey & Company. Reet is a core member of the global Corporate & Investment Banking practice and the Global Transaction Banking service line.  Reet serves clients primarily in Southeast Asia, but also has worked with clients in Korea and Japan, and serves MNCs in their Asia-based operations.

Before McKinsey, Reet was part of an internal strategy team at Standard Chartered Bank, focused on CIB and also a relationship manager at ICICI Bank - a leading Indian private sector bank.

Reet holds a Bachelor of Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Olivier Denecker is a Partner in the Brussels office of McKinsey & Company. Olivier has been serving clients across the EMEA region, such as Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Egypt, Saudi Arabia on a large variety of payment & card related topics, occasionally extending his reach to Asia and Latin America.

Olivier is particularly active in McKinsey’s overall payment knowledge development initiatives. He is very involved in projects surrounding the profitability of payments in Europe, as well as following closely the changes following SEPA and the Payment Services Directive (PSD). He also studied the possibilities for roll out of a credit card strategy in continental Europe, as well as the consolidation process in card processing. Olivier also plays a strong role in McKinsey’s European Payment Practice’s external reputation building efforts, speaking at external conferences and authoring articles to the industry press, being part of the editorial board of ‘McKinsey on Payments’, the Firm’s main publication on payment and card related topics.

Olivier has a degree in Commercial Engineering (Handels- en Bedrijfseconomisch Ingenieur) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.).

Nunzio Digiacomo is an Associate Partner in the Rome Office of McKinsey & Company. Nunzio is member of the Corporate and Investment Banking Practice and Global Transaction Banking service line. He has served leading international financial institutions. His key areas of expertise include: SME service model, Payments (with focus on merchant acquiring), international expansion, innovation strategy, distribution models, change management and capability building programs.

Nunzio holds a degree cum laude in Management from Bocconi University, Milan and an MBA cum distinction from Columbia Business School, New York.

Madhav Goparaju is a Senior Expert in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company.  Madhav has just recently joined McKinsey and brings over 16 years of industry experience (RBS, ABN Amro, and Wells Fargo) and seven years of consulting experience while at E&Y and Capco. Madhav’s experience as a banking practitioner and consultant and his track-record of building and managing both Capco and E&Y’s first Transaction Banking Advisory service line are a solid foundation to lead McKinsey's North American tranaction banking service line.

Reema Jain is a Knowledge Expert in Gurgaon office of McKinsey & Company. Reema focusses on the Global Corporate Banking industry with a specialization in Global Transaction Banking. She anchors knowledge management and extensively supports client engagements, client development, reach & relevance events for the Global transaction banking and corporate banking service lines. Her key areas of expertise include: SME strategy, fintech disruption in SME, market sizing, market trends, open banking, trade finance platforms and front office excellence.

Reema holds a MBA degree with specialization in Finance from Nirma University (India). Prior to joining McKinsey, she worked with Genpact (GE spin off) as Manager- Corporate M&A and Strategy and with Citi as an Analyst in their investment banking division. Reema has ~4 years of successful M&A deals execution, commercial deal structuring & investment banking experience.

Jonathan Michael is a Partner in the Sydney office of McKinsey & Company.  Jonathan leads McKinsey’s financial services practice in Australia, with extensive experience in banking and insurance strategy in the US, Asia and Australia, advising on strategy, distribution, and regulation.  During his time at McKinsey Jonathan has worked in the New York and Australian offices.

Jonathan's experience prior to joining McKinsey includes working as a strategy analyst within the management team Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s corporate banking division.

Jonathan holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Accounting from the University of New South Wales.

Tamas Nagy is a Solution Delivery Manager in the Budapest office of McKinsey & Company.  Tamas is a senior member of the Panorama Solution team, which oversees banking and financial data sources, including proprietary Fintech/InsurTech solutions.  Tamas is active helping clients focus on their innovation and digital strategy and understanding their value proposition versus emerging digital attackers.  He helps lead Panorama's partnership initiative with fintechs and assists financial institutions in the EMEA region.

Prior to McKinsey Tamas spent his one year secondment at OTP Bank’s Strategy and Controlling Team as a Strategy Expert.

Tamas holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Management with Corporate Finance major from Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He attended the Copenhagen Business Academy in Denmark as an exchange student.

Marc Niederkorn is a Partner in the Luxembourg office of McKinsey & Company. He leads the firm’s EMEA Payments Practice and works extensively with a diverse set of financial services, non-financial and technology firms on a broad array of strategic, operations and organizational issues. Marc is one of McKinsey's experts on payments processing, lean operations, and bank-wide payments.

Marc is a regular contributor to the "McKinsey on Payments" publication and speaker at leading industry conferences.

Before joining McKinsey in 1995, Marc has worked as a business analyst with Mercer Management Consulting in Paris, London and Washington and as associate in the FIG M&A group of Morgan Stanley in London.

Marc holds a BA from HEC Paris (1990, Dean’s list) and a MBA from Stanford (1995, R.J. Miller Scholar)

Liz Oakes is an Expert Associate Partner in the London office of McKinsey & Company.  Liz joined McKinsey in September 2016 and is a core member of the Global Payments Practice, co-leading the open banking and PSD2 service line.  Previously Liz was a leader in KPMG’s Global Payments Practice.  Liz has more than twenty years of experience in payment systems, both in central clearing and settlement systems, and in bank payment systems design globally. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in the design of SEPA since inception and was the business architect for SEPA Clearing and Settlement Mechanism. She has worked on the rollout of Faster Payments in the UK and subsequently with a number of other countries introducing a new similar capability. Liz has worked on other national payment infrastructures including redesign and platform renewal and outsourcing projects including Sweden, India and the USA. Liz advised the UK Government on the SEPA Regulation and the Payment Services Directive and has worked on the practical impact of EU regulation and legislation in the payments area. She has been actively involved in the design of the New Payments Platform in Australia and in assessing the changes in capability in payment systems versus desired outcomes. Liz is actively involved in the development of the ISO 20022 XML standard for faster payments at a global level.

Giulio Romanelli is an Associate Partner in the Sydney office of McKinsey & Company.  Giulio joined McKinsey as a senior hire in 2012 in Milan and in 2016 moved to Sydney office. Giulio is a member of the Global Transaction Banking service line.  During his experience at McKinsey he has been working mainly on digital/IT and product development programs, serving clients ranging from financial institutions to advanced industry.

Giulio holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering, cum laude, from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy – joint graduate program with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, USA; a M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering, cum laude, from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy; and a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, cum laude, from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.

Ben Stretch is an Associate Partner in the Sydney office of McKinsey & Company.  Ben is a leader in McKinsey’s financial services practice in Australia and New Zealand, with extensive experience in corporate and institutional banking and capital markets in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

He also co-leads our Transactions service line in Australia and New Zealand, including Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Divestitures – serving many of the world’s leading investors and shareholders on investment strategy, operations, origination, transformations, and exits.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Economics (first-class honours) and J.D. (with high honours) from The University of Sydney.  Most recently, he read for an MBA at London Business School and The University of Chicago.