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Alexander Klei

Partner, Zurich
Helps companies in the chemicals, materials, and machinery industries develop winning strategies, effectively manage and integrate M&A, design effective operating and organizational models, and leverage digital and IoT technology

About Alexander

Alex is a leader in McKinsey’s work in the chemicals, materials, and machinery industries and directs our work in the industrials sector in Switzerland. Most of his projects reflect his expertise in strategy development, M&A, operating model design, and technology and IoT in industrial B2B situations.

Notable examples of Alex’ recent work include the following:

  • building long-term business unit and corporate strategies for several companies in the specialty chemicals, materials, and machinery industries
  • supporting industrial companies screen potential M&A targets, conduct due diligence, and facilitate synergy capture during the post-merger integration
  • redesigning and implementing new operating models, from organization and processes to people systems and cultural change
  • building and scaling new IoT and technology-enabled businesses for “traditional” industrial players in the chemical and machinery industries

Alex joined McKinsey in 2008. He studied in Switzerland, the United States, Singapore, and the Netherlands.

Past Experience

Columbia Business School

University of St. Gallen
MA, finance
BA, business administration

Erasmus University Rotterdam
MSc, strategy