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Christian Zahn

Partner at McKinsey & Company; Leader of Swiss Banking and Insurance practice and Co-leader of European Wealth & Asset Management practiceZurich

Combines deep knowledge and first-hand expertise across asset and wealth management, corporate and investment banking, as well as strategy and corporate finance, with a focus on M&A and transformation

Christian is the coleader of McKinsey’s asset and wealth management work in Europe and part of the leadership teams of the firm’s corporate and investment banking sector and the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice.

Over the years he has built a deep expertise especially in strategy and transformation program development and execution, corporate finance transactions particularly in the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), front-office excellence and operational efficiency programs, and technology enablement across the full value chain. In this space he has worked for a large variety of banks across Europe with a particular focus on the DACH region specially in private banking and asset management, corporate banking, and sales and trading.

Christian is also a regular contributor to McKinsey’s publishing in the banking sector, co-authoring several reports every year on aspects of the European and global financial services industry.


European private banking: Resilient models for uncertain times,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

After a strong 2021, European private banking faces headwinds,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Adapting to a new normal in European asset management,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

European private banking: An inescapable call for action,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Building the corporate bank of the future,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Full speed ahead in European asset management,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018


Deutsche Bank
Director, investment banking coverage, Financial Institutions Group
Senior project manager, regional management


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
MA, finance and business administration