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Lucas Ponbauer


Leads McKinsey’s Transformation Practice in Switzerland and serves clients with a focus on performance and sustainability transformations

Lucas is a partner in McKinsey’s Zurich office and leads the Transformation Practice in Switzerland. He focuses on holistic, rapid performance and sustainable transformations for companies in distressed and good-to-great situations. Lucas focuses on clients in industries such as consumer goods, retail, high tech, and engineering.

Examples of Lucas’s recent work include the following:

  • serving as chief transformation officer (CTO) and subsequently as coach to the internal CTO for a global B2C group
  • developing a turnaround program and providing implementation support for a European service provider
  • acting as CTO advisor and setting up the entire transformation infrastructure for a holistic transformation at a global B2B high tech company
  • setting up and implementing the performance and reorganization program for a global renewables group

Prior to joining McKinsey, Lucas was a member of a leading global strategic consultancy with a focus on restructuring and corporate finance. Before that, he served a family-owned business as interim CEO and accounted for a turnaround effort over two years

Published work

How capital expenditure management can drive performance,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022


Wirtschafts Universität Wien
MS, business education and corporate finance