Dr. Michael Wagner
Partner
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Michael is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Munich office and part of our Performance Transformation leadership team. With 18 years of consulting experience, he is an advisor to senior executives on large-scale business and organization transformation, and performance improvement programs. Michael works with companies globally to design, realize, and implement a transformation that is both comprehensive and sustainable, driving fundamental performance improvement and value growth.

The forces of change are accelerating across industries. Whether companies aim to shift trajectories and reinvent to stay ahead of competition, or need to cut costs to survive the disruption, transforming their business and organization is essential to succeed.

Our clients seek Michael’s expertise in realizing company-wide strategic transformation programs, including target operating model design and reorganization, performance improvement, and cost reduction across the entire value chain. Michael helps his clients build industry-leading capabilities, rethink their cost structure, and realign their organization. His clients come primarily from industries such as industrial manufacturing and services, machinery and equipment, steel, metals and process industries, advanced technologies, and logistics.

My advice for clients is to start a transformation with a clear view of the strategic differentiators that lead to step-change opportunities. Engaging the people, building commitment, and deeply embedding change and industry-leading capabilities in the organization is important to capture the performance impact that endures.

Michael holds an engineering degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, where he also completed his economics doctorate, and he also holds a Masters’ in Business Administration from Portland University.