Mr. Desvaux is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Japan office, having served previously in Beijing and Paris. He is also a leader of McKinsey's Marketing Practice and the Consumer & Shopper Insights Center (csi.mckinsey.com). He advises top management in insurance, banking, and consumer-oriented companies on global growth strategy, marketing capabilities, and organizational design. He has supported IPOs and M&A in high-tech, telecom, and financial institutions and authored numerous research articles on consumer and macroeconomic trends. Currently, he leads McKinsey’s research on the role of women in corporations.