About Søren

Søren leads our work globally in the joint venture between the Consumer Packaged Goods and Operations Practices within McKinsey. Søren serves several of the world’s leading consumer goods companies globally as well as many pharmaceutical and industrial companies. His experience covers strategic issues, operational issues throughout the entire value chain, and large-scale transformations with significant aspects of change management and capability building.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Strategy assessment and definition plus transformation program design and execution for a range of food/beverage/personal care, service, industrial, pharmaceutical companies
  • Supply chain strategy for global consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial companies
  • Institutionalization of Purchasing and Design-to-Value for global food/beverage/personal care companies, pharmacos, and several other industrial players
  • World class manufacturing transformations in consumer goods, pharmaceutical and industrial companies
  • New business model design for global companies
  • M&A hereunder due diligence and PMM planning and integration
  • Commercial excellence (hereunder marketing ROI, digital, GTM, portfolio management, etc) for a range of companies cross industries

Before joining McKinsey, Søren was a captain in the Danish Army, where he participated in an international UN mission to former Yugoslavia. He holds a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Danish Technical University and an Economics degree from Copenhagen Business School.

Published work

Zero-based budgeting—The dos and don’ts of lasting change,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Capturing the full potential of design to value,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013 (PDF–193 KB)

Consumer-value operations: An integrated approach to operational excellence,” McKinsey & Company, April 2013 (PDF–818 KB)


Danish Technical University
MSc, mechanical engineering