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Raffael Winter

Supports energy clients in mature and emerging utility markets on growth, portfolio strategy, transactions, and other strategic and corporate-finance issues

Raffael is a member of our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice. His core areas of focus are power grids, clean technology, and other elements of electric infrastructure, along with B2B business. Raffael brings clients deep expertise in corporate portfolio management, business-unit strategies, and transformative M&A. He works mainly in northwest Europe and the Middle East.

Examples of Raffael’s recent client projects include the following:

  • supporting a European downstream utility with the development of platform strategies focused on digital attackers in the grid
  • advising a large European utility on premerger and postmerger preparation and integration
  • working with a European integrated utility to design a strategy for large-scale renewables
  • helping a large oil company to create an entry strategy for the solar market
  • assisting a European B2B retailer with the definition of its digital vision and ambition
  • identifying growth opportunities for a Japanese infrastructure company

Published Work

Five key action areas to put Europe’s energy transition on a more orderly path,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world: Disrupted supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Ready, set, grow: Winning the M&A race for renewables developers,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world: Overcoming talent gaps,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world: Land, permits, and grids,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Building resilient supply chains for the European energy transition,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Unlocking opportunities from industrial electrification,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Revisiting European utility portfolios,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

The impact of electromobility on the German electric grid,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Past experience

BP Oil


Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
MBA, finance

Nordakademie Hochschule der Wirtschaft, Elmshorn
Diploma, industrial engineering

University of Nantes
Undergraduate degree in international business