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Caner Kaya

Partner, Stuttgart
Brings over 12 years of experience in board, operational, transformation, restructuring and advisory roles

About Caner

Caner joined McKinsey in early 2018 in London and is a partner in McKinsey’s Transformation Practice. He is an experienced transformation and turnaround executive with a strong track record in chief transformation officer roles, mainly in the technology and industrial sectors. Caner is passionate about designing and executing large-scale transformation and change programs by mobilizing organizations for rapid and sustainable improvements.

Caner’s recent projects include:

  • assisting a global tier-one automotive supplier with performance turnaround over a multiyear transformation program
  • designing and executing a large-scale cost out and change program for a global, market-leading food manufacturer
  • helping a global leader in industrial-building solutions improve their top- and bottom-line
  • executing a double-digit margin-improvement program for a machinery-equipment company

Prior to joining McKinsey, Caner worked as chief transformation officer at SAP, refocusing the software services portfolio toward cloud solutions and innovative services by upskilling and reskilling the workforce and optimizing the cost baseline.


Chief transformation officer
Chief of staff to group CFO


EBS Business School
MA, business administration

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg
BA, business administration