Kersten is a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office. He dedicates his efforts on the future of mobility and serves clients in three main areas: the automotive industry, other incumbent industries, and mobility disruptors and investors in new mobility.
His focus areas are shared and autonomous mobility, micromobility, urban mobility, and business building around mobility topics.
Since Kersten joined McKinsey as a consultant, his work has primarily been in the mobility industry. Working with OEMs, suppliers, mobility providers, technology companies, cities, transport authorities, and financial investors, he specializes in the impact of disruptions on transportation. Kersten has expertise with connected cars, autonomous driving, and shared mobility, and leads much of our work on these issues.
Examples of his recent client work include the following:
- reviewing the strategy and creation of investor stories and market models for more than 20 mobility start-ups and scale-ups
- performing over 25 due diligences on different start-ups, scale-ups, and businesses in the mobility space
- quantifying the global market for autonomous mobility services, including deep dives on archetypical cities for a European automotive tier-1 supplier
- reviewing the mobility strategy for shared autonomous vehicles for a premium automotive OEM
- building of an ecosystem business unit for a European e-bus manufacturer to provide cities with a holistic solution for charging infrastructure, consulting on route networks, and electrification strategies
- defining the 2040 vision in mobility for a leading global automotive OEM
- developing the strategy for autonomous driving and mobility for a Middle Eastern city
- building up a mobility disruptor for a leading rolling-stock manufacturer
- creating the mobility strategy and build-up of a new business unit for a German car-insurance company
- creating a platform to support the day-to-day operations for a leading scale-up in advanced air mobility