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Kristian Kinscher

Helps global pharmaceutical companies transform operations, redefine strategies, and innovate in R&D

With an engineering background, Kristian has extensive knowledge and expertise in the pharmaceutical space with a focus on operations, strategy, and R&D. He leads the firm’s technical R&D work as well as our clinical supply, chemistry, manufacturing, and controls, launch, and technology transfers. Prior to this, he was the global leader of our pharmaceutical supply chain sector.

Since joining in 2011, Kristian has helped pharmaceutical clients such as innovative companies, vaccine producers, biopharmaceutical companies, generics companies, and more. His work focuses on transforming company performance and strategy, including broad operations transformations, network strategies, building up operating models, redefining company-level or business unit strategies, and streamlining technical R&D processes.

Kristian holds degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering.

Published work

From bench to bedside: Transforming R&D labs through automation,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

The clinical supply of cell and gene therapy drugs: Challenges ahead,” Science Direct, February 2023

Clinical supply chains: How to boost excellence and innovation,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

Past experience

Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Process improvement student worker, shopfloor optimization

Operations excellence intern


RWTH Aachen University
Dipl. Ing. (MS), mechanical engineering
Dipl. Wi.-Ing. (MS), industrial engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nondegree program, mechanical engineering