About Thomas

Thomas is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Düsseldorf office. He has more than 20 years of experience in serving clients in the power, oil, gas, coal, chemicals, and transportation industries.

As the global leader of our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice and leading our EPNG efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Thomas has deep expertise in strategy, organization, and operational transformation at both the corporate and business-unit level. He also works with clients on challenges in functions such as energy trading, risk management, and capital expenditure. His recent projects include the following:

  • shaping the strategy of one of the world’s largest utilities and supporting a transformation across multiple countries and businesses that delivered €1 billion in bottom-line impact
  • supporting a leading global agriculture player in its growth strategy, involving the transformation of its R&D and marketing and sales functions
  • helping a major global logistics company attain profitable growth through an operational and IT transformation

Thomas is also a prolific author. He co-wrote a book on excellence in capital expenditure and has published a number of articles and reports on global energy and other topics.

Thomas has a doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and a degree from the Technical University of Aachen, both in polymer chemistry.

Published work

The Golden Twenties: How Germany can master the challenges of the next decade,” McKinsey & Company, April 2013 (PDF–4.39 MB)

Transformation of Europe’s Power Sector to 2050—including specific considerations for German,” McKinsey & Company, October 2010 (PDF–1.31 MB)

Capex Excellence: Optimizing Fixed Asset Investments, John Wiley & Sons, 2009

Education

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
PhD, polymer chemistry

Technical University of Aachen
MS, polymer chemistry