– I joined McKinsey’s Cologne office more than six years ago to explore the world of business, learn and grow quickly. So far, my time has more than met these expectations.
When I joined, I had just completed my masters at HEC. I had written my thesis about energy-related topics but wanted to get to know more about other industries as well. After doing a variety of projects, I took a leave of absence from the firm to do my doctorate at Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU). I again was drawn to energy – renewable energy – for my research. After I completed my doctorate, I returned to the firm and committed to the Electric Power and Natural Gas practice.
My work is really exciting because the entire energy and natural gas sector is undergoing a profound transition. Renewable and decentralized generation is becoming more common. Several large players are spinning off parts of their businesses and focusing on new areas. Regulation and market mechanisms seem to continuously change and evolve. It is an industry full of new challenges and opportunities. Working with my clients to enable real change is a great source of motivation and excitement for me.
Outside of client work, I lead the German office’s recruiting efforts in Spain and Portugal and from business schools in Germany. I love meeting potential colleagues and helping them discover a career path – whether that’s in consulting or another industry. I also enjoy pushing McKinsey’s knowledge on energy-related topics, such as the energy transition, and I am proud to be part of the team driving our semi-annual publication of the Energiewende-Index. In my free time, I love sports and try to spend as much time as possible on the tennis court, football pitch and ski slopes.
If you’re interested in learning more about the work I do, please review this opportunity to join our German office as a generalist associate focused on electric power and natural gas.