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

Stimulating digital adoption in Germany,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2017

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

Past experience

Siemens AG
Apprenticeship

Education

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
MS and PhD, economics