About Jürgen

Dr. Jürgen Meffert is a senior partner in the Düsseldorf office where he serves as our global leader of the TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) Practice as well as the founder and leader of McKinsey’s initiative for medium-sized growth companies. Dr. Meffert serves clients in the telecommunications, high tech, and media industries across the globe, having spent several years working in the US. His currently emphasis is on supporting organizations in EMEA, including South Africa, India, and Korea.

Jürgen serves several of the world’s leading communication, equipment, and media companies, collaborating with them on a variety of strategic and operational initiatives. His recent work included supporting major transformation programs, helping client develop and execute their growth and innovation strategies to improving marketing and sales, operations, and organization performance capabilities.

His work has spanned the breadth of the evolving telecommunications and high tech landscapes and includes service to telecommunication companies in the fixed and mobile sectors, equipment manufacturers, software application providers, and media companies.

Jürgen is a recognized thought leader within and outside McKinsey, speaking frequently at technology and business forums. He published and co-authored several books on strategy and innovation as well as articles for several McKinsey publications such as McKinsey’s global TMT periodical Recall.

Published work

Digital @ Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company, John Wiley & Sons, June 2017

From disrupted to disruptor: Reinventing your business by transforming the core,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Nine questions to help you get your digital transformation right,” McKinsey & Company, October 2015

DNS der Weltmarktführer, Redline GmbH, 2007

Handbuch Strategisches Management, 2nd edition, Gabler Verlag, 2005

Durchstarten zur Spitze. McKinseys Strategien für mehr Innovation, Campus Fachbuch, 2000

Past experience

Development Engineer and Product Manager
Nixdorf Computer AG


University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
PhD, economic science

Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Northwestern University
BS, electrical engineering