McKinsey Switzerland

McKinsey in Switzerland

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that helps leading organizations across the globe to improve their performance. We provide world-class experience tailored to local needs and work with private companies and public sector bodies to tackle challenges in strategy, operations, organization, and technology.

Our Swiss offices are located in Zurich and Geneva, and our consultants work with companies across Switzerland’s dynamic financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors. At local and global level, we apply our knowledge and experience to conduct research into management issues, develop long-term perspectives, and take part in public debates on the most pressing issues facing business and economies.

  • 50+ years ago

    McKinsey opened its first office in Switzerland

  • 41 languages

    are spoken by our people

  • 1000+ client engagements

    completed in the
    last ten years
    in Switzerland

Our people

  • Christian Casal

    Christian Casal

    Managing partner

    Leads McKinsey’s work in Switzerland, advises Swiss-based corporations on strategic, organizational, and operational topics, and counsels government bodies on macroeconomic and policy issuesmore

  • Marco Ziegler

    Marco Ziegler


    Serves companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, with a particular focus on operational improvements and strategy. Marco is an expert in petrochemicals, agrochemicals, biotechnology and biobased materials.more

  • Petra Jantzer

    Petra Jantzer


    Helps pharmaceutical companies optimize their R&D operating models, improve the interface between development and marketing, and achieve functional excellencemore

Find out more about our people.

Latest thinking

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Debt and (not much) deleveraging

February 2015—Global debt has grown by $57 trillion and no major economy has decreased its debt-to-GDP ratio since 2007. High government debt in advanced economies, mounting household debt, and the rapid rise of China’s debt are areas of potential concern.more

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Can long-term global growth be saved?

January 2015—Without action, global economic growth will almost halve in the next 50 years. A new McKinsey Global Institute report offers a solution: a dramatic improvement in productivity.more

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report | McKinsey Global Institute

Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge

October 2014—A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. Here are four approaches that could help.more

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brave new world

The brave new world of SEFs: How broker-dealers can protect their franchises

June 2014—A new era began for the trading of selected interest-rate and credit-default swaps in the U.S. in February with the mandate that trading in these swaps take place on regulated platforms known as swap execution facilities or SEFs. The advent of SEFs will trigger major changes, not only for broker-dealers who face structural declines in revenues and profits, but also for the buy side, non-traditional market makers, and SEF operators.

digital edge

Digital edge

May 2014—Technology is transforming all industries. This series examines digitization and how companies should react.more

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Global flows in a digital age

April 2014—The movement of goods and services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals. To be unconnected is to fall behind.more

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Are you ready for the resource revolution?

March 2014—Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well.more


Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises

January 2014—For the world’s economy to get full value from technological innovation, it must have a robust, coordinated approach to cybersecurity. A new report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company looks at how that could happen.more


Moving mind-sets on gender diversity: McKinsey Global Survey results

January 2014—To ensure that corporate culture supports—not hinders—the ability of women to reach top management, companies must address mind-sets and develop a more inclusive, holistic diversity agenda.more

Read more on the Latest thinking page.

Careers in Switzerland

Working at McKinsey Switzerland

McKinsey looks for exceptional people with outstanding capabilities and great potential so that we can help our clients solve their critical business issues. We seek candidates with a wide range of academic and career backgrounds from life sciences to corporate finance.

In return, we go to extraordinary lengths to support the people we hire by providing them with unrivaled opportunities to grow personally and professionally and achieve global impact.  more

Featured initiatives


Advance Women in Swiss BusinessBookbridge is a social enterprise that strives for worldwide balanced access to education, regardless of religious, ethnical, or geographic origin. By setting up learning centers in rural areas of developing countries, Bookbridge achieves social impact on both sides of the “bridge.” These learning centers bring quality education to people in need, and at the same, time serve as real life case studies for the Capability Program, a transforming leadership experience for emerging leaders to learn project planning, working with multiple stakeholders, and leading diverse teams in different cultural contexts.

As part of a longstanding partnership with Ashoka, McKinsey supports Bookbridge in building new learning centers and further scaling-up its successful Capability Program. This will allow even more people to benefit from high quality education, with opportunities to grow as leaders.

Solar Impulse

Solar impulseSolar Impulse is a mission to fly a solar airplane around the world in 2015. It expresses the vision that energy innovation and the pioneering spirit must prevail in commerce, finance, and politics. As Solar Impulse's official knowledge partner, McKinsey draws on its global energy expertise to develop balanced perspectives on future resource challenges, assess the feasibility of cleantech opportunities for consumers, businesses and governments, and crystallize the resulting messages and measures in a Solar Impulse “charter.”

In April Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg presented the Solar Impulse2. The new machine is designed for a solo pilot to take on transoceanic flights lasting five days and nights. Solar Impulse2 will undergo test flying this year. Starting March 2015, comes the challenges of flying round the world without fuel, an exploit to demonstrate the enormous potential of new technologies, and offer a glimpse of tomorrow's world.


Advance Women in Swiss BusinessAdvance is an association and a network of Switzerland-based companies that aims to increase the share of women in senior executive positions. Founded in March 2013 following an initiative by female executives from nine leading Switzerland-based companies, Advance offers ambitious female executives in the member companies a program of events, workshops, mentorship, and advice to increase their opportunities for advancement. The association is funded through an annual subscription fee paid by the member companies. Other companies are highly welcome to become members.


VentureVenture is a competition designed to help budding Swiss entrepreneurs develop promising ideas into business plans, and ultimately successful companies. Founded in 1998 by McKinsey, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, and Knecht Holding, the competition runs every two years. Previous participants have founded more than 550 companies and created over 4,500 jobs. Venture also supports young entrepreneurs with seminars, workshops, coaching, PR, networking, and special events.

Generation: a McKinsey Social Initiative

GenerationGeneration is the first program of our firm’s non-profit organization, the McKinsey Social Initiative. It is aimed at closing the skills gap and improving the employment prospects for the most populous generation in history.   more


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