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Asmus Komm


Unites diverse teams across the globe on their talent management, leadership, organization design, and change-management initiatives

Asmus serves a range of clients throughout Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He has led over 100 client projects on talent management, organization design, and change management. Particularly adept at uniting global teams, Asmus regularly leads projects involving multiple teams of consultants, senior executives, and managers operating in different geographies.

Recent examples of his client work include the following:

  • benchmarking a client’s current practices against global best practices, which included designing and implementing a new approach to attract, retain, and manage talent
  • helping a client to understand the implications of their digital transformation on the talent base and developing a clear action program to close the talent gap
  • advising a client on their leadership needs and gaps and designing interventions to address capability within the top team
  • supporting the design of a global next generation, digitalized HR function
  • advising on an organizational blueprint and integration following a M&A transaction, which involved redesigning the client’s production and service processes

A committed leader, Asmus has also held various internal roles at McKinsey and contributed to the firm’s operations, people strategies, and knowledge development.

Published work

In the spotlight: Performance management that puts people first,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Ask these questions to design the people model and culture of your organization,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Reimagining people development to overcome talent challenges,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

HR’s new operating model,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Reimagining HR: Insights from people leaders,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

This time it’s personal: Shaping the ‘new possible’ through employee experience,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

The new possible: How HR can help build the organization of the future,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Ahead of the curve: the future of performance management, McKinsey Quarterly, May 2016


University of St. Gallen
PhD, economics

London School of Economics
MSc, management

Technical University of Berlin
BSc, business administration