Larissa Sakamoto

Program Manager, Argentina, Sustainable Communities
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A local globalist at heart, Larissa brings to McKinsey.org a passion for environmental impact while drawing on her expertise in international business. As part of the McKinsey.org Sustainable Communities’ global leadership team, Larissa oversees the demand-side program where she brings together consumer goods companies and community-level stakeholders to catalyze the demand for recyclables.

Prior to joining McKinsey.org, Larissa worked across the globe in investment banking, management consulting and industrial supply giving her a unique view on how private sector partnerships can drive circular economy and supply chain solutions to the global waste challenge.
A native Brazilian, Larissa is back home in Latin America after working abroad in Barcelona and Sydney. She holds a business degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil and a MSc in International Management from ESADE in Barcelona.

Larissa’s passion for sustainability crosscuts her entire life – she has shifted to using a bike as a main mode of transportation, eating a plant-based diet and makes her own sustainable products. Just ask her for her almond milk recipe! When she’s not cooking, Larissa can be found practicing ashtanga yoga in studios across Buenos Aires.