Jaana Remes

United States |  Partner, McKinsey & Co.


Jaana Remes is an economist and a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. Since 2003, she has led MGI’s research on productivity, urbanization, competitiveness, and growth. Her latest research maps the deployment of smart city solutions and sizes the potential benefits to urban citizens’ health, safety, commute times, and other factors affecting quality of life. She has also led MGI’s research on energy, with a focus on understanding the microeconomic underpinnings of global energy demand and the opportunity to reduce energy consumption through higher energy productivity.

In addition to advising global business and government leaders on issues related to her areas of research, Jaana frequently contributes to policy debates through articles and conference presentations. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative of the Atlantic Council.

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Making Cities in Latin America Smarter

Latin America’s leading cities have a legacy challenge. Population growth has outstripped their ability to deliver infrastructure and services, creating daily stress from issues like gridlock, crime, and pollution. The region’s cities have have to figure out how to deliver more for less.

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