About Martin

Martin has been with the firm for the past decade, and bring in-depth knowledge of all facets of the automotive sector. He is a member of the leadership teams of McKinsey’s European Automotive & Assembly and Operations Practices. In this capacity, he serves a variety of automakers and automotive suppliers in both the EU and the US, helping them tackle operations and performance-transformation issues. Martin also leads our Capital Productivity work for the automotive sector.

Examples of Martin’s recent client engagements include:

  • managing several large-scale operational-excellence programs for automotive OEMs in Europe and the US
  • designing and implementing a target-setting and performance-management system for an OEM's operations area—manufacturing, supply chain, and production planning
  • leading several cross-functional EBIT improvement programs for passenger car OEMs in Germany and the US
  • helping optimize manufacturing for a passenger-car OEM’s vehicle and powertrain plants
  • benchmarking and sizing the direct and indirect functions of an automotive plant, including its reorganization
  • optimizing the material costs of chassis components for a Tier 1 automotive supplier
  • optimizing the material cost of an OEM’s vehicle platform (technical and commercial approaches)
  • optimizing working capital for an automotive OEM

Prior to joining McKinsey, Martin had consulting roles for Bosch, Sigel, and BMW Group Financial Services.

Martin is fluent in German and English, and he also speaks French.


Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
PhD, business administration

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
Masters, economic research

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
Masters, business administration

Bournemouth University
BA, international business administration

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
Undergraduate, business administration