Skip to main content

Chemicals

Helping clients thrive in ever-changing global markets

How we help clients

Cement

We combine detailed industry and market data with practical insights in order to help cement companies improve operations and... capture opportunities for growth.

Petrochemicals

We help petrochemicals companies build strategies based on their core strengths and translate industry-specific trends into actionable... opportunities for growth.

Specialty Chemicals

We help specialty chemicals companies achieve functional excellence; we monitor and anticipate global trends and discontinuities... in the markets, so that our clients can create profitable growth by determining where, when, and how to compete.

Our people

Florian Budde

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Serves as a global knowledge leader of the Chemicals Practice and helps clients execute functional-excellence programs and develop strategies...

Jakob Fischer

Senior Partner, Munich
Leads the Chemicals Practice in the EMEA region. Helps chemical and agrochemical companies—and other companies in the process industries—optimize...

John Warner

Senior Partner, Cleveland
John leads McKinsey’s work in energy and materials in the Americas, and our Global Chemicals and Agriculture Practice.

Thomas Hundertmark

Senior Partner, Houston
Advises executives in the energy, chemicals, and agribusiness sectors as they set strategic direction and drive better performance through operational...

Tomas Koch

Senior Partner, Bangkok
Leads McKinsey New Ventures in Asia and serves the leading oil, gas, and chemicals companies across the region on sustainable growth and operational...

Featured publication

Issue

McKinsey on Chemicals, Number 7

– Explores the changing chemicals landscape, capital markets, strategies, mergers & acquisitions, and digital.

Featured capability

Marketing & Sales

Periscope

Improves return on sales through better pricing, promotions, assortment, and performance management
Agriculture

ACRE

Helps food companies, governments, investors, and agriculture players make better pricing, crop selection, and sales and marketing decisions

Featured

Article

Chemicals and capital markets: Searching for a way back to the winner’s podium

– Chemicals have lagged in global capital markets since early 2018. The industry needs a new set of value drivers to win back investors’ interest.

New at McKinsey Blog

Blog Post

McKinsey welcomes Westney Consulting, a leading capital-projects consultancy

– The acquisition further helps us ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of our clients capital projects.

Connect with our Chemicals Practice