About Dorothee

Dorothee coleads the collaborative effort between our Automotive and Strategy & Corporate Finance Practices in Europe. In this role, she looks to deepen our capacity to advise automotive manufacturers and suppliers as they seek expanded options for growth and new ways to improve their market position.

Since joining McKinsey in 2008, Dorothee has worked with a broad range of automotive-sector clients. She partners with executives to evaluate international growth opportunities, set portfolio strategies, and pursue merger and acquisition activities. In all her work, she helps companies develop winning growth strategies and then drive the initiatives required to reach and sustain stronger performance levels.

Dorothee also coleads our European machinery initiative. This effort focuses on offering targeted advisory support to midsize industrial companies wrestling with strategic questions and performance challenges.

Examples of her work:

  • developing a strategy for a European car manufacturer seeking better performance in the US market, including setting portfolio and powertrain strategy, adjusting the production and supplier footprint, and shifting approaches to marketing and sales
  • defining a growth strategy for a European light-commercial-vehicle manufacturer, including internationalization and expansion into new vehicle segments plus growth through new business models such as mobile services
  • helping a midsize machinery company develop a pragmatic growth strategy, including prioritizing options and creating a hands-on implementation road map

Education

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)
PhD, economics
MA, economics