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Jakob Fischer

Senior Partner, Tokyo

Helps chemical and agrochemical companies—and other companies in the process industries—optimize operations, improve performance, and identify opportunities for growth.


Since joining our Munich office in 2000, Jakob has supported clients all over the world. He is one of the founders of the McKinsey Capability Center network.

Jakob works with chemical as well as oil and gas companies in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has supported several leading institutions in the process industries on large-scale transformation programs, and has conducted more than 100 site diagnostics—with a focus on core manufacturing processes—to help clients improve their operational performance. Jakob also supports clients as they plan and implement M&A projects, and has worked on a variety of projects focusing on global growth and strategic and tactical improvements.

He transferred back to Munich from our Japan Office where he led our Chemicals Practice in Asia.

Published work

Accelerating India’s sustainability journey in chemicals,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Past experience



Technische Universität München
PhD, chemistry

Technische Universität München
MA, chemistry