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Marco Moder


Marco Moder


Advises leaders in chemicals, energy, and other industrial sectors in setting effective growth strategies, boosting functional performance, and guiding the digital transformation of value chains

Marco helps global energy and materials companies find sustainable sources of business growth, especially in high-growth sectors like specialty chemicals, hydrogen, or batteries. He brings a strategic focus to the pursuit of functional excellence, digitalization, and end-to-end corporate transformation. Marco is one of our global leaders for procurement, digital transformations, and new business building.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • creating the end-to-end digital roadmap for a globally leading industrial group and implementing World Economic Forum lighthouse initiatives in digital manufacturing and digital sales
  • reinventing a chemical company’s operating model to counter business commoditization
  • guiding the end-to-end transformation for a European energy company
  • strategizing the comprehensive business transformation and operations improvement for an electric vehicle battery producer
  • hydrogen sourcing, sustainability, and ecosystem strategy for a leading petrochemicals company
  • at-scale procurement transformation for multiple organizations in the energy and materials industries
  • creating the analytics B2B pricing system for multiple chemical and energy companies
  • sustainability roadmaps to improve Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions for multiple global refinery and chemical companies
  • arranging the 15-years strategy for leading global power generation companies
  • guiding the next “$10-billion opportunity” for a diversified industrial group across sectors like automotive, robotics, and chemicals
  • redesigning omnichannel plans for a Chinese industrial company


The future of chemicals in Japan: Shifting toward global specialties,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

India: The next chemicals manufacturing hub, McKinsey & Company, February 2023

“How chemical players can win in the transition to digital platforms,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

What the future of mobility holds for chemical players,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Digital platforms in chemicals: The game is on—will the winner take all?,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Technology-enabled procurement for chemical companies,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019


EBS University Oestrich-Winkel
PhD, supply chain management

Technical University of Kaiserslautern
MSc, business administration and software engineering

Saarland University
LLM, law

Seoul National University
Business administration

Yonsei University
Korean language and culture