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Gérard Richter

Senior PartnerFrankfurt

European Leader of McKinsey Digital Hubs and Build by McKinsey and Co-Leader of McKinsey Digital Europe

Gérard is a senior partner based in our Frankfurt office. He has more than 19 years experience in leading digital transformation journeys with clients across industries, including automotive, high tech, energy, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.

Recent experience includes:

  • helping a leading car manufacturer with a digital transformation 
  • fixing major application-harmonization programs (such as ERP and MIS) with regard to scope, priorities, quality, and time in various industries, including automotive, healthcare, high tech, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities
  • driving and implementing an IT performance-improvement program with a focus on application-renewal strategy for companies in various industries 
  • leading a launch-management program of a large IT implementation for a telematics group
  • designing, delivering, and implementing postmerger programs, with a focus on technology-enabled efficiencies in various industries
  • redesigning the IT-outsourcing strategy for a global building-material group
  • designing and implementing a performance-improvement program of central functions for a global high-tech group

Prior to joining McKinsey, Gérard was senior partner at Oliver Wyman, leading the global technology and operations practice. He holds degrees in business administration from Goethe University Frankfurt and Paris Dauphine University.

Published work

False friends or good ends? The CIO’s four-point guide to navigating technology trends,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Digital transformations: The five talent factors that matter most,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Keeping technology transformation at the top of the agenda, McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Digital Sentiment Survey Germany 2022 – Digitale Nutzer:innen verstehen(German), McKinsey & Company, July 2022

What CIOs need from their CEOs and boards to make IT digital ready”, McKinsey & Company, December 2021

A manufacturer’s guide to scaling Industrial IoT”, McKinsey & Company, February 2021

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

The technology imperative for life sciences”, McKinsey & Company, January 2020


Goethe University Frankfurt
Masters, business administration

Paris Dauphine University
Masters, business administration