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Thomas Seitz

Senior Partner, Houston
Serves leading energy, chemicals, technology, and automotive clients to help develop and implement long-term strategy and performance transformations

About Thomas

Thomas serves global energy, chemicals, technology, and automotive clients. He established our work in capital productivity and renewable energy and led our global energy work, the Houston office, and Southern region. Thomas serves on McKinsey's Shareholders Council, the firm's board, and leads the global Partner Election Committee.

He has led and supported several dozen large-scale successful performance transformations of leading companies across industries globally. Thomas is a frequent speaker on energy and technology trends and topics at events such as the World Economic Forum and the Oxford Energy Forum.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Thomas built and managed a technical consulting firm. During his time in academia, he conducted research on various energy-related topics and served on several boards and working groups, including the state energy advisory council.

Published work

A framework for fostering effective energy transitions,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Game changers in the energy system: Emerging themes reshaping the energy landscape,” McKinsey & Company and World Economic Forum, January 2017


RWTH Aachen University
PhD in power systems and economics
MA, electrical engineering

Activities & interests

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Texas TriCities Chapter
Member board of directors, Chair Strategy Committee

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Member board of directors; cochair, global oncology