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Steffen Fuchs

Senior Partner, Dallas
Steffen leads McKinsey’s global work in capital productivity with a focus on digital and innovation. He works across multiple regions, including North and South America, Asia, and Europe.

About Steffen

Steffen leads McKinsey’s work in capital productivity globally and is a core member of our Operations Practice. He works across multiple regions, including North and South America, Asia, and Europe.

Steffen supports clients with front-end planning, design, contracting, procurement, and construction of small to large capital projects across industries such as mining, oil and gas, basic materials, and infrastructure. He also helps clients define new cost-savings opportunities by taking an integrated perspective across the extended supply chain.

An expert in capability building, Steffen helps executives design comprehensive talent strategies, transforming their organizations through a talent-led approach to best-in-class practices in operations while delivering substantial financial improvement. He has developed and market tested new learning formats and concepts to ensure that new capabilities are retained and sustained.

Before joining McKinsey, Steffen was a senior manager at DaimlerChrysler, where his role included overseeing part of the company’s global purchasing organization.

Published work

Managing project portfolios to unlock trapped capital,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

Modular construction: From projects to products,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Capital projects: Creating digital-first organizations,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Artificial intelligence: Construction technology’s next frontier,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Navigating the digital future: The disruption of capital projects,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

The department of transportation of the future,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

Taming scope creep to keep public-sector projects on track,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

“Sharper estimating tools for getting projects done on time and on budget,” McKinsey & Company, June 2017

“Let’s make a (better) deal: From cost to value in engineering services,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

Building superior capabilities for strategic sourcing,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2013

Past experience



University of Applied Sciences, Hof

Wilfrid Laurier University
BA, international studies