About Frank

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Frank Mattern has served global corporations for more than 25 years. He is the Global Head of Recruiting at McKinsey, chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute, and also serves on the 31-member Shareholders' Council, McKinsey's highest global decision-making committee.

Frank co-founded McKinsey’s information technology practice, the Business Technology Office (BTO), in 1997 and led the practice worldwide until 2006. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Managing Partner of McKinsey German office. From 2014 to 2015, he led the Firm's functional practices: Strategy & Corporate Finance, Organization, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Risk, and Business Technology.

Throughout his career, Frank has focused on the financial services sector. He has advised numerous European and global financial institutions in areas such as corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, organization and governance, regulatory compliance as well as business strategy. He has also served public sector institutions in areas such as public employment services, Information Technology and more recently, migration and integration.

Frank has authored several books on business and finance topics. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hertie School of Governance and a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Advisory Council of the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT).

Published work

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

The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2017

Global migration’s impact and opportunity,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2016

"The golden twenties: How Germany can master the challenges of the next decade" (PDF–4.39 MB), McKinsey and Company, April 2013

"Welcome to the volatile world—Challenges for the German economy emerging from fundamental market changes" (PDF–619 KB), McKinsey & Company, April 2010

"Energy: A key to competitive advantage—New sources of growth and productivity" (PDF–2.25 MB), McKinsey & Company, April 2009

"Costs and potentials of greenhouse gas abatement in Germany," McKinsey & Company, September 2007


Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Münster University
London School of Economics