Speaker

Florian Budde
Global Chair Chemicals Practice, McKinsey & Partners

Florian is a Director in the Frankfurt office. He leads the Chemical Practice of McKinsey globally and in the EMEA region. His industry experience is based on a large number of projects covering all relevant business fields (strategy, M&A, organization, and functional excellence) and many product categories (petro­chemicals, technical polymers, fibers, organic intermediates, inorganics, special­ties, etc.). During his tenure, Florian has served companies all over Europe and the Middle East, in many Asian countries, the US, and in Brazil.

Besides the chemical industry, Florian has served clients in the oil and gas, the utility, and pharmaceutical industries.

In 1998 and 1999, Florian was a Principal in the Seoul office. He holds a doctor’s degree in physical chemistry from the FU Berlin and a diploma from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, as well as a D.E.S. from the Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier. Before joining McKinsey, he worked for IBM in the research department.

Florian has authored a number of articles about the chemical industry. He was the lead editor of “Value Creation – Strategies for the Chemical Industry,” Wiley-VCH, 2001, a book on the development and execution of capital-market-oriented strategy development and execution in the chemical industry. The second edition of that book appeared in 2005 (edited by Florian Budde, Utz-Hellmuth Felcht, and Heiner Frankemölle).

In his more than 20 years with McKinsey, Florian has held a number of leader­ship positions. Currently, he is a member of the operating committee of the Ger­man office.  He is also leading McKinsey’s Global Energy and Materials Practice (oil & gas, power, metals, mining, chemicals) in EMEA.