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Lutz Jäde
Partner and Head of Restructuring, Europe
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Lutz is a partner with Oliver Wyman in Munich, he leads the Restructuring Practice in Europe, advising companies on large-scale restructuring, cost reduction, reorganization, and performance improvement programs across a variety of industries.

I help companies in distress to turn around their business. If you think about Oliver Wyman as a hospital, I run the Emergency Room. I really take pride in this work — we once managed to save a company with more than 2,000 employees from insolvency at the very last minute. I still remember how great that felt!

Lutz is fluent in German and English and holds a PhD in Physics.

Quantum physics is all about understanding boundary conditions and building models to predict future events, which can be quite helpful in consulting!

As if all this industry experience was not enough, Lutz even learned how to cook while working as a chef in a high-class restaurant during his studies.

He has an extraordinary range of consultancy experience, spanning across engineered products, high tech competence, and the Automotive & Manufacturing industries. Before beginning his consulting career, he worked as a research associate at the DESY Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Lutz’s strengths lie in setting and managing priorities. His clients seek him out for his considerable experience in the field.

It is vital to keep a cool head and to set the right priorities, working with outside stakeholders — especially lenders — in times of a crisis. That is unknown territory for most managers.