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Philipp Nattermann

Senior PartnerLondon

Works extensively with telecommunications and media companies on addressing the challenges arising out of market transition to an all digital world

Philipp Nattermann is a senior partner in McKinsey’s London office and is the global leader of the telcommunications practice. He specialises in serving clients in the telecommunications and media industries, and works extensively in the wireless data and IP services sectors with both equipment providers and operators.

Among his recent projects, Philipp helped a European mobile operator to develop
a range of new advertising-based entertainment services to generate income from its existing customer base and attract new customer segments; advised a global mobile operator on a strategy to transform it from a pure mobile services provider to an end-to-end communications services provider; and supported a major global mobile operator in evaluating the threat from instant messaging players to its SMS revenues and developing a strategy to create a win-win cooperative situation for mobile and instant messaging players.

In the media sector, Philipp has advised an Italian newspaper group on its corporate strategy, assisted a US media company with sales excellence and channel management and helped a UK directory publisher with purchasing and supply management.

Philipp holds a PhD and an MA in economics from Georgetown University and a BA in mathematics and economics from Yale University.

Published work

Telecom operators: Surviving and thriving through the next downturn,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

The age of disruption reaches mobile operators,” LinkedIn, February 2018

Hello, mobile operators? This is your age of disruption calling,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

A future for mobile operators: The keys to successful reinvention,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Best practice does not equal best strategy,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2000


Georgetown University
PhD, Economics

Georgetown University
MA, Economics

Yale University
BA, Mathematics and economics