Carsten is a Partner in McKinsey’s Paris office, and leads McKinsey’s global transport infrastructure work, with an emphasis on knowledge and people development. His infrastructure experience spans industry sectors, and includes megaproject management, acceleration of planning and approval processes, and project performance management.
In the transport sector, Carsten specializes in rail, including strategic traffic planning, asset management, and the digitization of signaling and other processes. He is deeply committed to advancing the railway industry in order to foster low-CO2 modes of transportation for both people and goods.
Examples of Carsten’s recent client projects include the following:
- defining the business case and developing a national rollout strategy for digital train control, aiming at millions of euros in yearly cost efficiencies and a significant reduction in train traffic energy consumption
- setting up a multiyear performance plan for a major European rail infrastructure operator, defining productivity measures worth hundreds of millions of euros per year and preparing implementation
- developing an advanced analytics approach, including an MVP, for better allocation of maintenance resources to existing assets for a national rail operator, , leveraging a cost opportunity of more than 15 percent
- developing an approval strategy for a transnational infrastructure project, speeding up a critical process by three to five times
- setting up a digital control center for re-starting public transport post-COVID-19, enabling decision-making for public authorities and managing the trade-off between reopening the economy and ensuring passenger safety