Chemicals

With deep materials expertise and global reach, we help clients thrive in an ever-changing market.

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How we help clients

Agriculture

The agriculture sector will have to produce more output in the next 40 years than it has over the last 10,000. To meet growing... global demand and also operate successfully, agriculture players must navigate enormous sector diversity—and uncertainty.

Cement

We combine detailed industry and market data with practical insights in order to help cement companies improve operations and... capture opportunities for growth.

Petrochemicals

We combine detailed industry and market data with practical insights in order to help cement companies improve operations and... capture opportunities for growth.

Specialty Chemicals

We help specialty chemicals companies achieve functional excellence; we monitor and anticipate global trends and discontinuities... in the markets, so that our clients can create profitable growth by determining where, when, and how to compete.

Our people

Florian Budde

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Helps clients execute functional excellence programs and develop strategies that improve share performance and increase organizational effectiveness

Jakob Fischer

Senior Partner, Munich
Leads the Chemicals Practice in the EMEA region. Helps chemical and agrochemical companies—and other companies in the process industries—optimize...

John Warner

Senior Partner, Cleveland
Leads the Chemicals Practice globally and in the Americas region. Helps chemical, electric power, and packaging companies create lasting impact...

Darya Borisova

Senior Partner, Moscow
Focuses on serving clients in the oil-and-gas and chemicals industries, as well as the transport, infrastructure, and logistics sectors

Thomas Hundertmark

Senior Partner, Houston
Advises executives in the energy, chemicals, and agribusiness sectors as they set strategic direction and drive better performance through operational...

Tomas Koch

Senior Partner, Seoul
Leads McKinsey New Ventures in Asia and serves the leading oil/gas/chemicals companies across the region on sustainable growth and operational...

Featured publication

Issue

McKinsey on Chemicals, Number 5

– Explores the changing chemicals' landscape, capital markets, innovation, energy, and marketing and sales.

Featured insight

Article

Rethinking the future of plastics

– A new report finds that applying circular-economy principles could dramatically reshape the economics of this workhorse of the global economy—and help the environment.

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