About Cornelius

Cornelius’ areas of expertise include manufacturing and product development, and most of his projects involve advising clients in the automotive, high-tech, and aerospace sectors. Now based in Munich, he has counseled companies all over the world including in Germany, the United States, Japan, and Brazil.

Cornelius’s recent work includes supporting large-scale transformation programs in the automotive supply industry, advising a number of aerospace and automotive companies on international post-merger integration efforts, and collaborating with clients in the engineering and high-tech sectors on their strategy and growth programs. He has also conducted numerous value-enhancement programs for leading private-equity firms.

Cornelius earned a doctorate in business administration from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as part of a three-year joint research program with BMW. Prior to joining McKinsey in 1990, he completed an apprenticeship at the headquarters of multinational conglomerate Siemens.

Published work

Manufacturing’s next act,” McKinsey & Company, June 2015

Past experience

Siemens AG


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
MS and PhD, economics