About Klaus

Since joining McKinsey in 1991, Klaus has helped leading retailers and consumer clients from a wide range of categories address strategic, organizational, and operational issues.

Klaus works with executives to discover sources of profitable growth and develop dependable growth strategies. Committed to helping clients sustain performance, he helps ensure that business processes and structures will support growth ambitions over the long term. Klaus takes a particular interest in multichannel and digital topics, assisting clients with growth strategies as well as operational turnaround programs. His clients include food and non-food retailers, as well as multi-category retailers and department stores, and consumer goods clients, especially in Western and Eastern Europe.

A co-author of various business books, including Supply Chain Excellence in Retail, Klaus is a co-founder of McKinsey's office in Cologne.

Published work

“‘Get the strategy and the team right’: An interview with the CEO of Henkel,” McKinsey & Company, February 2014

Supply Chain Excellence in Retail (German edition), Gabler Verlag, 2005

Supply Chain Champions (German edition), Gabler Verlag, 2003

Education

University of Münster
PhD
1994

University of Bamberg
Masters
1991