Stephan is the global coleader for our Transformation Practice, helping organizations across a wide range of industries achieve holistic and sustainable transformation. He supports clients in driving major and sustainable improvements in performance, organizational health, capabilities, and social and environmental impact.
Stephan is formerly the global leader of McKinsey’s basic materials sector and leads our work in the Asia–Pacific region. He has been a trusted advisor to leading metals and mining companies around the world on strategic, supply-chain, productivity, and operations-transformation related topics. His teams achieved groundbreaking success in removing bottlenecks from complex supply chains by applying rigor and advanced analytics.
During his tenure at McKinsey, Stephan has done some pioneering work in sustainability, including cowriting the report An Australian cost curve for greenhouse gas reduction, in 2008.
Before joining McKinsey, Stephan taught applied mathematics to graduate students at the Technical University of Berlin while attaining his PhD in nonlinear programming.