christian stüer

Partner - McKinsey & Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Christian is a partner based in our Abu Dhabi office. He has worked extensively in the financial industries across Europe, Africa, and Middle East, supporting clients in transforming their technology and operations. He is one of the leaders of McKinsey Technology in the Middle East and is core to the firm’s work on platform and architecture, agile, and DevOps. Recent examples of Christian’s work include the following: Building up a digital bank in the Middle East through introducing new products and services, setting up a state-of-the-art technology stack, transforming its legacy, and introducing new ways of working, including design thinking and DevOps Supporting the successful integration of two financial institutions with above-average realized synergies, focusing on IT and operations, including defining synergy potential, designing implementation roadmap, and implementation support Developing the product simplification approach for a global trade credit insurer by building on the assessment of a common-policy admin system Transforming the IT service delivery of a large European public insurance company to introduce agile at scale by transforming the operating model and introducing a two-speed architecture Before moving to the Middle East in 2019, Christian was part of McKinsey Digital in Germany, where he advised financial institutions on improving their technology and operational efficiency, transforming their operating models, introducing agile and DevOps, and supporting their legacy modernization. Christian is fluent in English and German. 

Areas of Expertise


There was a time when economic growth, sustainability, and inclusion were seen as trade-offs, but leaders today need to achieve all three. This new paradigm of growth will be more sustainable, driving innovation while reducing environmental impact. It will also be more inclusive, creating access to opportunities for people worldwide. This is not an easy task, but our ambition is to help organizations and their leaders make it a reality. Every day, around the world, we partner with our clients to set bold strategies, unlock the potential of their people, embed transformative technologies in everything they do, and innovate sustainably. The impact we deliver helps clients achieve enduring change in their capabilities and performance—and speeds up the transition to sustainable and inclusive growth.

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