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Raphael Rettig


Helps automotive OEMs, suppliers, and basic-materials clients navigate the transition to e-mobility and designs; implements major performance transformations

Raphael is a partner at McKinsey and leader in the firm’s capital excellence work. He coleads our work in capital-excellence initiatives for advanced industries in North America and serves clients along the automotive value chain from metals and Tier-N suppliers to OEMs. Furthermore, he leads our battery work in North America and is part of the global leadership team.

He focuses on production strategy and holistic transformations and turnarounds.

He brings his experience on the transition toward e-mobility by focusing on strategic, industrialization, and operations-related challenges, especially the industrialization of battery-manufacturing capacity and industrializing new battery electric-vehicle platforms, which are the core of his knowledge. He helps to develop our firm's point of view on key challenges in mastering e-mobility.

Furthermore, Raphael helps his clients in designing, orchestrating, and implementing holistic performance transformations, such as those that increase output and debottleneck processes, reduce cost, or stabilize delivery performance.

In his research for work and his doctoral degree work, Raphael focused on digital-process innovations in production systems, the implications on large organizations, and the capabilities required to successfully implement these innovations at scale. He holds a master's degree in aeronautical engineering and business administration, and a bachelor's degree on mechanical engineering and business administration.


Power spike: How battery makers can respond to surging demand from EVs,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Amid disruption, automotive suppliers must reimagine their footprints,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory’,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018


TU Dortmund
PhD, diffusion of digital manufacturing process innovations

RWTH Aachen University
MS, aeronautical engineering, business administration
BS, mechanical engineering, business administration

Undergraduate, international business administration