Frank Bekaert is a Senior Partner in the McKinsey Benelux office. Since joining the Firm in 1997, Frank primarily serves clients in Steel and Metals industries on a global scale, with a focus on Strategy and Growth, Performance transformations and Organization. He combines industry knowledge with deep experience in our different strategic and transformational diagnostic, planning and implementation methodologies. Internally, he co-leads our research throughout the Mining and Metals value chain, covering a broad range of topics including recent challenges like raw materials and mining dynamics, decarbonization propositions, and the impact from the energy transition. Frank holds Masters in Metallurgy (University of Gent, Belgium) and Business Administration (Olin School of Business, Washington University, USA). He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and has working knowledge in German, Italian and Russian.