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Philipp Kampshoff

Partner, Houston
Leads the supplier sector of our Automotive & Assembly Practice in the Americas; focuses on large-scale growth and profitability and operational improvement programs in production and R&D

About Philipp

Dr. Philipp Kampshoff, based in Houston, is a core member McKinsey’s Automotive & Assembly Practice. He has been with the firm for the past decade. Philipp has worked with clients on developing growth and M&A strategies for leading automotive players in the light of current market disruptions such as autonomous driving, electrification of powertrains, connectivity, and car sharing. Philipp is the author of several publications on the future of the automotive industry. Further still, he co-leads all of McKinsey’s research in this area, helping the clients he serves maintain an advantage by being able to look ahead and anticipate the future landscape of their industry.

Prior to moving to the US, Philipp worked closely with automotive OEMs and suppliers in Germany and across China. During this time he also co-lead McKinsey’s partnership with the European Supplier Association (CLEPA).

Philipp received his PhD in Finance from Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen University in Germany and studied business administration in Singapore, Argentina, and Germany. A native German speaker, Philipp is also fluent in English, and Spanish; he speaks French and Latin, as well.

Published work

From no mobility to future mobility: Where COVID-19 has accelerated change,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

Change vehicles: How robo-taxis and shuttles will reinvent mobility,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Self-driving car technology: When will the robots hit the road?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017


RWTH Aachen University
Ph.D. in finance

European Business School
MBA in finance

UADE Universidad Argentina de la Empresa
Business Administration

Singapore Management University
Business Administration