Anne Starke

Global Manager of Practice Content, Automotive & Assembly, Hamburg, Germany

Anne Starke works as Global Automotive & Assembly Knowledge Manager in the Hamburg Office of McKinsey & Company. Before becoming knowledge manager in 2014, Anne has worked as engagement manager in the Hamburg and the Düsseldorf Office of McKinsey & Co since 2005. As knowledge manager, Anne is responsible to ensure excellent knowledge creation in the relevant knowledge topics of the automotive and assembly arena. In her career as engagement manager, Anne has worked for clients in the automotive and automotive supply as well as the machinery industry. Project topics focused on organization/process redesign, product development, and purchasing.

Educational Background

Dipl.-Volkswirtin, University of Bonn, Economics; Maitrise de Sciences Economiques, University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne), Economics; Dr.rer. pol., University of Münster, Economic


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