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Maxime Vandersmissen

Maxime Vandersmissen is an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company in Brussels

Maxime focuses on serving companies in the metals industries. Over the past 9 years he has led engagements in the Metals value chain, working in more than 15 countries across all continents

Maxime co-leads McKinsey’s Basic Materials practice in Europe, where he also co-leads McKinsey’s Digital in Metals service line.

Examples of recent work include

  • Leading multiple comprehensive operational transformation programs in the steel industry, incl. Asset footprint choices, technical improvement levers, labor productivity improvement and optimisation of raw material sourcing
  • Leading the digital transformation of several players in the metals industry, across multiple geographies, through the development of more than 100 digital use cases and the set-up of a Digital Academy
  • Developing raw material value-in-use optimization tools (scrap, iron ore, coal, alloys) for steelmaking groups around the world


Maxime holds a masters in Metallurgy and a bachelor’s in Chemical Technology and Materials Science, both from the University of Ghent, in Belgium.


Maxime Vandersmissen