THOMAS SEITZ

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company


During his 20 years with McKinsey, Thomas Seitz was the Southern Region Managing Partner, the Managing Partner of the Houston location, the leader of the Global Energy Practice, the founder and leader of McKinsey’s Global Capital Productivity Practice and McKinsey’s Renewable Energy service lines.

He is an elected member of McKinsey’s Shareholder Council, McKinsey’s Board. Thomas Seitz is the chair of McKinsey’s Global Partner Election Committee responsible for the election of Partners and the Chair of McKinsey’s Values Committee. In addition, he is a member of McKinsey’s M&A Committee. He joined McKinsey and Company Düsseldorf in 1997 and transferred to the Houston office in 1998.

Over the course of his career with McKinsey, he has served clients across the globe, among them many leaders in their sectors and globally admired institutions. He has led more than 50 large scale transformations with significant impact repositioning companies across the Energy, Chemicals, and Technology sector with transformational performance improvements or strategic repositioning.
He is the Chair of the Strategy Committee on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Texas where he serves and is a frequent speaker and moderator on relevant board topics. In addition, he serves on the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson, the world’s premier Cancer Hospital and as Co-Chair of MD Anderson’s Global Oncology Board.

Thomas Seitz studied Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Aachen, Germany and Cornell University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Aachen in 1994 and co-led, as Assistant Professor, the leading Electric Power Research Institute in Aachen, while building a technical consulting and software firm serving clients in Europe and Asia. He has been married for 25 years and has six children.