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Christof Witte


Leading our work on sustainability in chemicals, helping clients in chemicals, consumer goods, and advanced industries on sustainability strategy and transformation

Christof is a partner in our Berlin office and leads our work on sustainability in chemicals and connected value chains including consumer goods and advanced industries. Christof’s recent work for clients includes the following:

  • developing winning sustainability strategies for companies across material value chains
  • designing sustainability transformations that combine business goals and lasting sustainability performance
  • building fast-growing, sustainability-focused businesses

Christof has been a key contributor to McKinsey's perspectives on various sustainability topics including the future of plastic recycling, biomaterials and bio-based feedstocks, carbon abatement technologies, value chain emission transparency, and Scope 3 reduction transformations.


Positioning for success in the chemical markets of the future,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

Sustainable feedstocks: Accelerating recarbonization in chemicals,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

The European recycling landscape—the quiet before the storm?,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Plastics recycling: Using an economic-feasibility lens to select the next moves,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018


Humboldt University in Berlin
PhD, physics

University of Cambridge
MS, mathematics and physics