James McDonnell

Senior Leadership

Jim has global experience in developing strategy and operational improvement, primarily for FMCG and retail clients, with particular emphasis in food and beverage, having worked extensively across the value chains of a broad range of sub sectors and commodities.

Jim’s work often focuses across the value chain of an industry. He also has an interest in sustainability strategy having led projects focussing on food security and sustainable raw material strategies in several global commodities.

Education & Prior Experience

  • The Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, London), JMP Strategy (London, Founder) 
  • JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (MBA)
  • University of Notre Dame (BA Economics)
"We act as analysts and catalysts to enable managers to make decisions and take action."

Related Publications

Tuesday 24 March 2020

The meat of the matter

It’s no secret that in the past few years the meat free industry has experienced a huge boom as consumer attitudes have continued to drive increased demand for meat substitutes and meat free products

Friday 12 September 2014

False dawn

In the toughest grocery retail conditions for a generation, it's not scale so much as fleetness of foot that counts, reveals the latest OC&C Top 150

Wednesday 06 February 2013

Hitting a BRIC wall

With growth in Europe static and fmcg groups struggling to find their stride in emerging markets, they’re eyeing up opportunities in the dark continent

Tuesday 29 January 2013

On the rebound

It's not just the Premiership that's being taken over by foreign players. Over the last 10 years, UK-based ownership of the Top 150 food & drink suppliers has declined significantly

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