Thomas is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Düsseldorf office. He has more than 20 years of experience in serving clients in the power, oil, gas, coal, chemicals, and transportation industries.
Thomas is co-convener of McKinsey's work in energy and materials globally. He has deep expertise in strategy, organization, and operational transformation at both the corporate and business-unit level. He also works with clients on challenges in functions such as energy trading, risk management, and capital expenditure. His recent projects include the following:
- shaping the strategy of one of the world’s largest utilities and supporting a transformation across multiple countries and businesses that delivered €1 billion in bottom-line impact
- supporting a leading global agriculture player in its growth strategy, involving the transformation of its R&D and marketing and sales functions
- helping a major global logistics company attain profitable growth through an operational and IT transformation
Thomas is also a prolific author. He co-wrote a book on excellence in capital expenditure and has published a number of articles and reports on global energy and other topics.
Thomas has a doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and a degree from the Technical University of Aachen, both in polymer chemistry.