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Ivo Naumann
Partner at McKinsey & Company


Ivo Naumann leads McKinsey’s Private Equity and Institutional Investor practice in Greater China. He is based in Shanghai and has more than 20 years of experience in supporting management and owners (PE Funds and other investors) to assess investment opportunities and to drastically improve business performance in Asia.

Ivo has extensive experience advising leading Asian PE funds on investment strategies across the whole spectrum of asset classes. Recently he also served for 10 months as Chief Transformation Officer of a large Chinese company in the basic materials sector helping them improve their profitability during the engagement. He specializes in RTS assignments and recently led an RTS engagement for a leading South East Asian company improving their EBITDA and CAPEX significantly. He has strong experience working across sectors, including auto, retail & consumer goods, and basic materials where he led transformation programs and integration of segregated business groups. He has served as a board member and interim-executive in multiple companies in Asia on behalf of a broad spectrum of investors.

Ivo was educated in Germany, Taiwan and Japan (Sophia University) and holds a master degree in business from University of Trier in Germany. He is fluent in German and English and proficient in Chinese and Japanese.

Agenda Sessions

  • In search of alpha: Updating the playbook for private equity in China