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Christian Stüer

PartnerAbu Dhabi

Advises financial and public sector clients on technology and operation topics—from digital transformation and mergers to agile and DevOps introduction—bringing deep and global expertise in helping leading organizations modernize their legacy

Christian is a partner based in our Abu Dhabi office. He has worked extensively in the financial industries across Europe, Africa, and Middle East, supporting clients in transforming their technology and operations. He is one of the leaders of McKinsey Technology in the Middle East and is core to the firm’s work on platform and architecture, agile, and DevOps.

Recent examples of Christian’s work include the following:

  • building up a digital bank in the Middle East through introducing new products and services, setting up a state-of-the-art technology stack, transforming its legacy, and introducing new ways of working, including design thinking and DevOps
  • supporting the successful integration of two financial institutions with above-average realized synergies, focusing on IT and operations, including defining synergy potential, designing implementation roadmap, and implementation support
  • developing the product simplification approach for a global trade credit insurer by building on the assessment of a common-policy admin system
  • transforming the IT service delivery of a large European public insurance company to introduce agile at scale by transforming the operating model and introducing a two-speed architecture

Before moving to the Middle East in 2019, Christian was part of McKinsey Digital in Germany, where he advised financial institutions on improving their technology and operational efficiency, transforming their operating models, introducing agile and DevOps, and supporting their legacy modernization.

Christian is fluent in English and German.

Published work

The Middle East public cloud: A multibillion-dollar prize waiting to be captured,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

A practical way for CIOs to manage IT costs through the COVID-19 crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

After the first wave: How CIOs can weather the coronavirus crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Becoming a digital bank,” McKinsey & Company, April 2016


IESE Business School

University of Regensburg
Diplom, business information systems