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Sven Heiligtag

Senior Partner, Tokyo
Sven is one of our core leaders in McKinsey´s global energy and materials work in Asia. He is also responsible for our strategy, corporate finance, and risk projects within McKinsey´s Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice globally.

About Sven

Sven is one of the core leaders of McKinsey´s global energy and materials work in Asia. He previously led the firm´s global energy and materials work in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. He is also responsible for our corporate-finance, risk, and strategy projects within McKinsey´s Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice globally.

Sven advises clients in the energy and commodities industries, with a proven track record of large-scale growth and performance transformations with multibillion-dollar, bottom-line impact and shareholder value increases. He has deep expertise in large-scale performance; digital; and operating-model transformations, growth, portfolio strategy, and execution; IPOs and M&A; and trading and risk transformations.

Alongside his client work, Sven also dedicates time to speaking at industry conferences and events.

Published work

Fueling the energy transition: Opportunities for financial institutions,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Merchant risk management: The new frontier in renewables,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

The business logic in debiasing,” McKinsey on Risk, May 2017

From scenario planning to stress testing: The next step for energy companies,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Enterprise-risk-management practices: Where’s the evidence?,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 53, February 2014 (PDF–539 KB)

Strategic choices for midstream gas companies: Embracing Gas Portfolio @ Risk,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 50, September 2013 (PDF–545 KB)

Next-generation energy trading: An opportunity to optimize,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 47, May 2013 (PDF–512 KB)

Education

University of Hamburg
PhD, biochemistry

University of Hamburg
MS, chemistry