Michael Della Rocca ‘77

Michael Della Rocca
  • M.B.A. Executive Management, Saint John’s University
  • M.S. Transportation Engineering 1978, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S. Civil Engineering 1977, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Partner, McKinsey and Company

Michael Della Rocca leads McKinsey’s global work on infrastructure major projects, supporting clients in all asset classes throughout the entire value chain—from financing, planning, design, and program management to construction and operations. He also plays a leadership role in our work in engineering and construction, advising leading companies and investors in the sector on growth strategy, operational improvement, and organizational structure and health.

Michael’s client service builds on a 36-year career in infrastructure and engineering and construction, during which he developed deep expertise in topics including construction, design, finance, maintenance, operations, planning, and regulatory approval.

He has served as the executive in charge for some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects—for both public- and private-asset owners—and has held C-level roles at global construction, design, and professional-services firms.

Reflecting his industry leadership, Michael has served as a board member for numerous professional and sector associations, including the North American Construction Industry Round Table and the American Consulting Engineers Council. He has served as vice chairman for the New Jersey Alliance for Action and the New York Building Congress and supports charitable organizations, such as the Salvadori Center, which invests in educating young people in the engineering field. Michael is a frequent speaker at industry forums.


  • “Climate resilience: Asset owners need to get involved now,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019
  • “The rising advantage of public-private partnerships,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017
  • “The road to renewal: How to rebuild America’s infrastructure,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017