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Hans-Werner Kaas

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Hans Werner Kaas-editHans-Werner Kaas is senior director of the Detroit office of McKinsey & Company. He leads the firm’s Americas automotive and assembly industry practice — which serves the global automotive, electronics and machinery industries, and is co-leader of the global advanced industries practice.

Kaas played a key role in opening McKinsey’s Detroit office and also helped build the firm’s presence and client service operations in North America by leading its product development/innovation practice and its Global Operations Strategy initiative. His client service focuses on corporate and business unit growth strategies, broader operational excellence and profit improvement programs, and go-to-market strategies.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Kaas served as an investment analyst at Imperical Chemical Industries in South Africa. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engi­neering and business administration from the Kaiserslautern University of Technology.