About Timo

In his leadership role at our Center for Future Mobility, Timo focuses on strategic questions about the critical disruptive trends affecting the automotive industry: the connected car, autonomous driving, electrification, and shared mobility.

He has led numerous McKinsey research projects, including Automotive Revolution 2030, Future of Mobility, and Monetizing Car Data. In addition, he has deep operations experience, specifically in procurement and product development. Recent examples of his work include:

  • evaluating the implications of electrification for an automotive power train supplier and deriving strategic actions
  • designing a digital-transformation program for a premium automotive OEM addressing changes driven by connectivity and big data
  • shaping an innovation road map of a tier-one automotive supplier in the face of disruptive industry trends
  • supporting a global investor on a joint-venture decision for a sensor company
  • assessing the future business implications of disruptions for a volume OEM
  • developing a lithium-ion battery pack market model for an investor
  • shaping the connectivity and advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) strategies for a global truck manufacturer
  • developing a strategy to maximize the future benefits from intelligent robots in manufacturing for an automotive OEM
  • helping a global truck manufacturer develop a world-class procurement organization while capturing significant savings in materials cost

Published Work

Dynamics in the global electric-vehicle market,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

China’s electric-vehicle market plugs in,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2017

Self-driving car technology: When will the robots hit the road?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

How shared mobility will change the automotive industry,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability,” McKinsey & Company, January 2017

How the convergence of automotive and tech will create a new ecosystem,” McKinsey & Company, November 2016

Will car users share their personal data?,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2016

An integrated perspective on the future of mobility,” McKinsey & Company, October 2016

Monetizing car data,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

Creating value from car data,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016

Disruptive trends that will transform the auto industry,” McKinsey & Company, January 2016

Education

RWTH Aachen University
PhD, business administration

Technical University Darmstadt
Diploma, industrial engineering