Holger is the coleader of McKinsey’s data work around the globe. He helps organizations rapidly implement transformations, with groundbreaking levels of adoption and impact. Serving companies in all industries, he works with clients to solve business-critical issues and create positive impact and defendable barriers of competitive advantage. He focuses on banking, telecommunications, and retail, with a particular passion for the apparel and fashion sectors.
Holger and his teams use the power of data and analytics to help companies create and seize better business opportunities. Partnering with clients, Holger helps companies develop the skills, mindsets, and capabilities that underpin a long-term performance shift. Together, they work to achieve scalable and sustainable impact through transformed customer experiences, deeper supply-chain efficiency, enhanced risk management and regulatory or supervisory compliance, and stronger resilience.
In addition to his client work, Holger is a frequent author and thought leader on the cutting-edge uses of data and analytics. He and his teams are core contributors to McKinsey’s foundational research efforts, especially in the arena of data and risk-and-regulatory matters. They often collaborate with industry associations such as the Institute of International Finance and other large industry-working groups. Holger also convenes executive forums on data and analytics, digital risk, and resilience. He speaks regularly at industry events, including RiskMinds International and the G-20Y Association.
Before joining McKinsey, Holger was a theoretical physicist investigating the behavior of DNA aggregates in different conditions.