Senior Partner, McKinsey Digital
A Senior Partner of McKinsey Digital in Germany, Karel also leads McKinsey Digital labs in Western Europe. He helps clients to discover and implement unique technological and cultural solutions that lead to rapid, sustainable results. In his broad digital transformation and marketing experience, Karel has led retail, media, consumer goods, and B2B companies in developing and applying digital transformations, e-commerce strategies, and multichannel technology and marketing efforts. Karel’s recent work includes the following: ∙ leading digital and tech transformations of leading consumer and retail companies, e.g. as interim Chief Technology Officer at MediaMarktSaturn forming and initiating the company’s broader tech & omnichannel transformation ∙ supporting clients across the globe in digital business building (of new/disruptive business model innovations) ∙ supporting a set of mid-sized B2C Private Equity portfolio firms in shaping and implementing their holistic digital growth plans Karel has addressed digital leaders at NOAH conferences and maintains a large, intensive network within the European start-up community. Before joining McKinsey, he cofounded and was managing director of eBay Europe. Karel also established Aventeon Inc., a US-based mobile ERP-software provider where he served as CEO. While he enjoys staying in close contact with business founders and entrepreneurs, he most cherishes his role as father to four true digital natives. Karel graduated from WHU with a diploma in 1998 and is looking forward to returning to his former campus for this year’s PEC.