About Ondrej

Ondrej helps lead our global Semiconductors and Business Technology practices and is based in Munich. He is also part of the Operations Practice in Europe. He supports global clients on issues related to operational improvements and transformations as well as R&D and software-related topics.

Since joining McKinsey in 2007, Ondrej has served integrated-device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, and fabless players. He also serves original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the high-tech and automotive industries. Examples of his recent projects include the following:

  • leading the operational turn-around of a foundry fab, improving its core processes, streamlining critical tools, and introducing stringent performance management processes
  • advising an IDM on a holistic R&D transformation that included a restructuring of pre-development work, the synchronization of hardware and software development, the introduction of lean engineering principles, and other improvement levers, generating a substantial reduction in time to market, improved quality and overall increased development productivity
  • leading an operational excellence program for multiple fabs of an IDM, resulting in significant cost savings (both OPEX and CAPEX) and freeing up of capacity for new products
  • leading the implementation of a state-of-the-art software development toolchain for a global IDM
  • helping an industry leader to grow its market share through software

Published work

“When software meets hardware: Excellence in embedded-software development (PDF–370 KB),” McKinsey on Semiconductors, Autumn 2013


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
PhD, physical chemistry

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
MSc, chemistry