Walter Sinn

SpecialityManaging Partner and Member of the Board of Directors, Bain & Company
Keynote“Using the Crisis as an Opportunity - How Business Can Reinvent Itself"
Quote“The business community must use the pandemic crisis as an opportunity and reinvent itself now."

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). 




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