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Ingo Aghte


Specialises in operations transformations in process industries and utilities

Ingo's work focuses on operational transformations in strategic infrastructure, the transport and the travel sector, and he is one of the leaders of our work on supply-chain management in Europe.

In the strategic infrastructure sector, Ingo’s recent projects include a lean transformation programme for the largest private water company in Europe to reduce operational expenditure by 18 percent, the redesign of a maintenance strategy for a large UK utility, and a cost-reduction programme targeting direct and indirect procurement costs at a large European multi-utility that resulted in an average reduction in spend of 13 percent across all categories.

Ingo’s recent client work in the travel and transport sector includes helping a major European travel operator to optimise the client’s entire supply chain for hotel and airline capacity, as well as a full transformation of the client’s indirect procurement activities. In another project, he advised a major EU rail infrastructure owner and operator on how to improve the asset inspection activities and the asset management governance for 20,000+ bridges, tunnels and train stations.

In logistics, Ingo has supported a major NATO force in improving supply chain performance (traceability, delivery lead time and delivery reliability) on multi-year overseas operations.

Before joining McKinsey, Ingo was the managing director of a consultancy firm providing turn-key logistics facilities. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in supply-chain management from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Published work

Improving return on sales by better managing small customers” (PDF–182 KB) McKinsey on Chemicals, Spring 2012

Past experience

Managing director


RWTH Aachen
PhD, engineering

RWTH Aachen
MA, mechanical engineering