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Marco Ziegler

Senior PartnerZurich

Serves companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and advanced industries, with a particular focus on operations, digital transformations, supply chain, procurement, and manufacturing

Marco leads the Operations Practice in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and previously also in Switzerland. His main focus is on industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. He serves companies on issues such as supply chain, procurement, and manufacturing, and recently focused his attention on digital transformations in operations.

With a track record of scientific achievements in chemistry, he has led more than 400 projects in chemical-related sectors. He works with companies throughout Europe and Asia to identify and execute growth strategies, improve operational performance, and develop effective organizational structures, processes, and capabilities.

Published work

The future of work: Switzerland's digital opportunity,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2018

Pursuing purchasing excellence in chemicals,” McKinsey & Company, June 2016

Swiss greenhouse gas abatement cost curve,” McKinsey & Company, 2009 (PDF–1.07 MB)

Past experience

University of California Berkeley
Miller research fellow and lecturer


University of Fribourg
PhD, Chemistry