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Daniel Nordigarden

Senior Expert & Associate Partner – Paper & Packaging

McKinsey & Company

Daniel Nordigaarden is an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company based in Detroit, MI. He serves clients globally, focused exclusively on the paper and packaging industry

Daniel has deep expertise across packaging substrates, end uses, and regions as well as extensive experience in strategy, operations, sustainability, and private equity

He also co-leads McKinsey’s global work around “Packaging 2030” and sustainability in packaging

Recent engagements

Daniel has supported clients onsite in over 30+ countries in all regions. Examples of Daniel’s work the last 24 months include:

Leading +20 due diligences across substrates and regions: Paper and packaging (e.g., paper packaging, flexible packaging converters in N. America/ Europe, rigid films, food service packaging, food packaging producer in Asia/ China, glass containers, rigid plastic packaging converter in Europe/ US and specialty paper producer in Europe/N. America)

  • Corporate strategy for specialty paper and packaging producer
  • Sustainability strategy and full potential assessment for leading paper packaging producer in Europe
  • Global growth strategy for paper packaging converter including assessment of digital opportunities
  • Extensive China and India growth/ go-to-market strategy study within paper packaging
  • Strategy study on N. American packaging market development for global paper & packaging producer
  • Digitalization and impact on packaging value chains
  • Strategy study for European and African markets for rigid plastic packaging producer

Daniel is also co-leading McKinsey’s global work on Winning in Consumer packaging 2030, Sustainability in packaging and COVID-19 impact on packaging industry


Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from the Linköping university in Sweden. He also completed his Master's degree at the same institution


The future of packaging and the growing role of e-commerce in the "New Normal"

Session One (all times EST)

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020

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