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Björn Hagemann

Senior PartnerCologne

Creates sustainable impact and performance improvement in companies through operational, organizational, digital, and advanced analytics transformations

Björn is a leader of the People & Organizational Performance Practice in Europe and founded the firm’s Advanced Industries sector in Latin America. He advises companies in a range of industries on improving their performance through operational, organizational, and digital transformation. Björn’s industry experience spans aerospace and defense, automotive and assembly, medical devices, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and oil and gas.

Besides Cologne, Björn has worked in our Washington DC, Munich, and São Paulo offices.

Björn’s recent client experience includes the following:

  • recommending structural adjustments to a globally leading aerospace company
  • transforming a leading South American advanced industries company, improving margin by more than eight percent
  • leading the integration of an important acquisition made by a prominent South American automotive supplier
  • transforming the Brazilian operation of a premium automotive OEM, generating gains of over ten percent in revenue
  • reducing procurement spend for a leading construction materials company, increasing EBIT margin by more than three percent

Published work

The irresistible momentum behind clean, electric, connected mobility: Four key trends,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2021


WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

The University of Texas at Austin