Frank Mattern, the former head of McKinsey in Germany and one of the company’s most well-known figures, has decided to leave the management consulting firm.
“I’m resigning on 1 September 2017,” the 55-year-old, who currently leads McKinsey’s global recruitment operations, confirmed to Handelsblatt. “I’ve achieved everything I could ever achieve in this firm. Mission accomplished.”
He will not be looking for a new employer, but instead has plans to set up as an independent consultant for public and private projects in Frankfurt.
“Investments in companies will certainly also play a part. I’ve already invested in a small growth enterprise,” he said.
Mr. Mattern also said that he will keep an open mind about joining supervisory boards, which have the power to hire and fire executives and set broad strategy for companies in Germany. That’s likely to catch the attention of Germany’s top controllers as Mr. Mattern, with his 27 years experience at McKinsey, has gained a reputation as an especially thoughtful company leader.