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Florian Budde

Florian Budde
a Senior Partner at the Frankfurt office

Florian is a Senior Partner at the Frankfurt office and was formerly a Partner at McKinsey's Seoul office from 1998 to 1999. His industry experience is based on a large number of projects covering all relevant business fields and many product categories. Florian has served companies in the chemical, oil and gas, utility, and pharmaceutical industries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the US, and Brazil. In most of his work, Florian supports CEOs and chairmen in the transformation of companies in order to achieve higher performance.

McKinsey experience

Postmerger management for the integration of a fine chemicals business into a Europe-based specialty chemicals company which resulted in a significant performance improvement that made it the industry leader
Turnaround of a European specialty chemicals conglomerate after an unsuccessful acquisition, thus securing its survival
Support of a leading European chemicals company with a major companywide "good-to-great" effort which increased its EBITDA significantly
Support of a major profit improvement program in preparation for a successful IPO of a mid-size US-based chemicals company after its acquisition by a private equity company
Support of the rebuilding of a European specialty chemicals company under new leadership, resulting in an almost threefold increase of the share price
Major profitability improvement program for a Middle Eastern petrochemical company, securing its survival in the context of a quickly changing environment and challenging financial condition


Doctorate in physical chemistry from the Freie Universität Berlin
Diploma (master's equivalent degree) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
D.E.S. from the Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier
Was a member of the operating committees of the Western European region (2012 to 2015) and Managing Partner of the Frankfurt office (2004 to 2009), also responsible for McKinsey's Global Energy and Materials Practice in EMEA from 2012 to 2015 and McKinsey's Global Chemicals Practice from 2007 to 2015. Currently co-leader of the Global Chemicals Practice and a member of McKinsey's Clientele Council, a task force comprised of McKinsey's most experienced Senior Partners. He is also responsible for McKinsey's Industry Solutions business as a member of the McKinsey New Venture leadership team.



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