About Stephan

Stephan is a vice president of major projects with McKinsey’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience executing multibillion-dollar projects with international consultants and contractors, holding profit-and-loss responsibility in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Stephan has developed a strong track record of successful major project delivery in complex stakeholder environments.

Examples of his recent client projects include the following:

  • advising investors, equity funds, and developers on public–private partnerships’ (PPP) infrastructure investments
  • delivering comprehensive automotive, semiconductor, power, and infrastructure projects, each with a value of up to $10 billion, based on a variety of contractual schemes including design-build, engineering, procurement, construction, target cost, and PPP
  • directing a digital transformation for an international contractor, facilitating lean construction in a complex environment, developing artificial intelligence, and on-site automation solutions
  • resolving complex disputes on multiple global major projects, including on the construction of a multibillion-dollar nuclear power plant
  • managing the restructuring and turnaround of businesses and projects in critical phases through operations research and artificial intelligence, including a $600 million urban development, a $1.5 billion turnkey semiconductor fabrication plant, a $1 billion infrastructure program in Asia, and a distressed road program

Prior to joining McKinsey, Stephan served as the managing partner of Redstone Projects and the vice president of AECOM in Europe and Central Asia. He has also held executive roles at Arup and Bilfinger.

Education

Technical University of Munich
PhD

Imperial College
MBA

Technical University of Darmstadt
MS, civil engineering