Roberto Uchoa de Paula

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Roberto Uchoa is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company in the Chicago office. Roberto leads McKinsey’s Agriculture Practice globally and our consumer operations work in North America. As an advisor to agricultural and food and nutrition companies, Roberto brings on-the-ground experience in the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and Western Europe to help global agricultural, consumer, and retail companies as they pursue growth, integrate acquisitions, and drive improvements in organizational performance and health.

Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Roberto has built extensive expertise designing growth strategies and delivering performance improvements across commercial and supply-chain operations. Working with companies across the globe, he has led efforts to assess value-chain vulnerabilities and growth opportunities in the dairy, protein, row-crops, oilseeds, and starch and sweeteners sectors. Roberto also supports complex post-merger situations, defining integration approaches and ramping up value-capture teams.

Roberto earned his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica in Brazil and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.