Building Digital Businesses in COVID-19: McKinsey


Jul 16th 2020
17:00 – 18:00


Online Video Stream

Felix and Thomas, leaders with McKinsey Leap (McKinsey’s Digital Business Building arm) and who both have many years of start-up and corporate experience in digital, will be sharing their learnings from working with clients on building eCommerce capabilities pre and during the COVID- 19 epidemic.

They will be discussing opportunities and challenges arising from the crisis and draw insights for digital entrepreneurs and founding teams. The session will be very interactive, focused on discussion Q&A vs. presentation.

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Thomas Gros is an Associate Partner with McKinsey’s Digital and Consumer practice and is a Consumer Leap leader (Digital Business Building). He brings 5+ years of entrepreneurial P&L / general management experience in eCommerce (DTC and 3P) across incubation and growth stages, having operated in both start-up and corporate environments. He focuses on digital business building and acceleration in the consumer space, eCommerce strategy & execution, (digital) marketing and digital innovation.


Felix Röser is a passionate hands-on tech lead delivering large digital transformations and products for leading e-commerce players and beyond. Currently focuses on helping clients building high-performing engineering functions at scale. Co-leading the “Digital Architecture Center” shaping the future role of technology and engineering. Leader of the German Engineering guild within McKinsey.


McKinsey & Company is the leading management consultancy for top management in Germany and worldwide. They support companies and institutions from the private, public and social sectors in their most important changes – in partnership and close cooperation.

They bundle their specific understanding of the industry with functional excellence in strategy, digital transformation, talent development and organization, risk management, corporate finance, technology and innovation, marketing and sales, design and process optimization. Since 1926, it has been their goal to significantly improve the performance of their clients and to create an exceptional professional environment for exceptional people.

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