Frank Mattern (53) is a Director of McKinsey & Company and
has served global corporations for the past 25 years. He is McKinsey & Company’s Global Head of Recruiting.
From 2014 to 2015, he led the Firm’s functional practices: Strategy & Corporate Finance, Organization, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Risk, and Business Technology world-wide. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s German office. He studied business administration at Westphalia’s Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany, and at the London School of Economics. He went on to earn his MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). In 1990, he began his consulting career with McKinsey. Five years later, he was elected a partner. His election to Director followed four years later. From the beginning of his career, Frank Mattern focused his efforts on the financial sector. From 1997 to 2001, he led McKinsey’s German Financial Services Group. Even now as a senior leader, his ties to this industry remain very strong.His numerous projects for large German and European financial institutions led him to his second focus: business technologies. Increasingly complex challenges in a context where business meets IT prompted Frank Mattern to found the Business Technology Office (BTO) together with colleagues in 1997. He remained the BTO’s global leader up to 2006. Between 2002 and 2015, Frank Mattern served on the 31-member Shareholders‘ Council, McKinsey’s highest global decision-making committee. His clients include in particular European banks, stock exchanges, and service companies.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hertie School of Governance, the International Advisory Council of the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT), and the Board of Trustees of the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt.