Thomas Kautzch

Partner, Automotive & Manufacturing Industries, Oliver Wyman

Thomas is a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Automotive and Manufacturing Industries practice. He is based in Munich and prides himself on the extensive range covered by his professional experience.

Most of Thomas' work focuses on transforming entire organizations and taking them to the next level. That could be in special situations (restructuring a company for survival or merging two companies to create a more powerful player) or redefining a company’s strategy or organization to cope with the next wave of challenges or opportunities.

Thomas realizes how fundamentally the automotive industry will change over the next 10-15 years. He knows that with his knowledge, expertise and experience, his clients will be able to ride the wave of change and flourish on the other side. He takes pride in turning things around for businesses and seeing that they get back on top, “During my first time managing a larger project I was working with a family owned business. We had about four weeks to sort everything out for a transfer to Eastern Europe, otherwise the client would go bankrupt very quickly. We resolved it in time, the transfer was successful – and the company prospered post restructuring. That was a proud moment for me.”