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Tomas Koch

Senior Partner, Bangkok
Leads McKinsey New Ventures in Asia and serves the leading oil, gas, and chemicals companies across the region on sustainable growth and operational excellence

About Tomas

Tomas leads McKinsey New Ventures for Asia–Pacific, as well our work in digital for business-to-business clients. He is also a leader of our Asian energy work and of the Chemicals Practice. Since joining McKinsey, he has led a variety of strategic, organizational, and operational projects in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Tomas has more than 15 years of experience in Asia and during this time has overseen more than 200 projects in the oil-and-gas and chemicals industries, covering the whole value chain.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • assisting with the development of multiple growth programs for leading Korean integrated refinery and chemicals companies
  • conducting an evaluation of the largest Korean M&A chemicals transaction
  • developing market-entry strategies and multiyear corporate (portfolio and growth) strategies for national oil companies, multinational corporations, and large state-owned enterprises
  • supporting a leading Korean refinery and a Korean chemical company with the introduction of an operating system
  • developing several portfolio and growth strategies for the downstream sector (refining and chemicals), including overseeing mega-investment projects
  • assisting a large chemicals conglomerate with the development of business-unit strategies
  • conducting an assessment of a petrochemicals-investment proposal

Published Work

Screening the organizational health of Korea’s companies,” McKinsey & Company, August 2016

Four top-team imperatives for capability building,” McKinsey & Company, August 2012

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry, Wiley-VCH, January 2006


University of Freiburg
PhD and MSc, physics
BSc, economics