Walter Sinn, managing partner of Bain & Company’s German operations, has overseen the firm’s significant growth across the country for the last seven years. In 2018, he was appointed to Bain’s worldwide board of directors, helping to set the firm’s future global strategy.
Walter, who is based in Frankfurt, has almost 30 years of management consulting experience, working with senior executives and management teams to address their most pressing strategic issues. He is a leader in the firm’s Financial Services practice and is actively engaged in client work across many industries, focusing on corporate strategy, M&A/PMI and large scale transformations.
During Walter’s tenure as managing partner, Bain Germany’s revenues and head count have more than doubled. He also expanded the firm’s German customer base across existing businesses, such as banking, and into important new areas, including the automotive sector.
Under Walter, the firm has expanded its physical presence, opening a fourth office in Germany in 2018, located in Berlin. The office is focused on digital transformation, a priority for the firm, serving as one of two Bain Digital Discovery hubs worldwide and the European headquarters for Bain’s Advanced Digital and Product Team (ADAPT@Bain®).
Walter has also helped promote greater understanding of consulting’s role, particularly around important topics such as Industry 4.0. He regularly speaks at important conferences, such as the Strategic Management Society Conference in Berlin and at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, and publishes articles in Germany’s leading media, including Manager Magazin and Handelsblatt.
In 2015, Walter, together with Manager Magazin, launched the renowned „Game Changer Award,“ which recognizes companies that are digital lighthouses. He is a member of the jury for „Super Master,“ a competition of the best master theses, initiated by WirtschaftsWoche, Germany’s most important business magazine, and is a member of the board of trustees of “Deutsche Sporthilfe” (German Sports Aid).