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Marco Ziegler

Senior PartnerZurich

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

Marco currently leads the Operations Practice across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His main focus is on industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. He helps clients in all areas of operations, digital, supply chain, purchasing, manufacturing, decarbonization, and building new businesses. With a track record of scientific achievements in chemistry, he has led more than 500 projects in materials-related sectors. He works with companies to identify and execute growth strategies, improve operational performance, decarbonize the value chain, and develop effective organizational structures, processes, and capabilities.

Marco is passionate about sustainability and how the digital transformation affects the future of work, and has published a number of reports on those topics.

Published work

Procurement in Africa: Exercising a muscle for challenging times,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Klimastandort Schweiz (Climate location Switzerland),” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

The role of the electric grid in Switzerland’s energy future,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

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

Past experience

University of California, Berkeley
Miller research fellow and lecturer


University of Fribourg
PhD, chemistry