About André

Over the past 2 decades, André has worked with advanced-industry clients on a wide range of topics, including performance transformation, strategic planning, manufacturing strategy, world-class benchmarking, process reengineering, R&D portfolio optimization, innovation, organizational effectiveness, premerger- and post-merger integration, technology-based diversification, and joint-venture arrangements.

André's recent projects:

  • working with a global electronic-components company on a restructuring and strategic plan
  • developing a marketing-and-sales strategy with a semiconductor manufacturer
  • advising a high-tech manufacturer on financial planning and target setting
  • working with a European aerospace and defense company to evaluate its R&D and product-development systems

Recently, André began serving as dean of the McKinsey Bower Forum for new CEOs, a program that helps new and early-tenure chief executives transition into the CEO role and shape their personal and professional priorities.

Prior to joining McKinsey in 1988, André worked in sales, marketing, and engineering for Masco Corporation in the United States and for IBM Europe and IBM Asia. He received an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of Business, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; in addition he received an MA with distinction in economics and a BS with distinction in telecommunications engineering from the University of Vienna (his home town).

André is fluent in Armenian, German, English, Farsi, and Spanish. He serves on the board of Armenia 2020, a not-for-profit focused on Armenia's economic development.

Published work

McKinsey on Semiconductors, No. 2, Autumn 2012

McKinsey on Semiconductors, No. 1, Autumn 2011

Past experience

Masco Corporation
Engineer and sales-management consultant

IBM
Special-projects consultant

Education

Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
MBA

University of Vienna
MA in economics and management science