Dr. Rolf-Dieter Kempis


Dr.Rolf-Dieter Kempis

Dr. Rolf-Dieter Kempis has had a long and distinguished career in consulting, first as Senior Director at McKinsey, and later as an independent consultant.

He also has a track record as line manager, being responsible for the turnaround of Grammer AG as a CEO. He has served clients in the steel production and processing industries as well as automotive OEMs and suppliers in many countries.


Year of Birth


  • PhD Mechanical Engineering RWTH Aachen
  • BA Business Administration RWTH Aachen
  • Dipl. Ing. Mechanical Engineering RWTH Aachen
  • Theron Advisory Group: Partner
  • Novem Beteiligungs GmbH, Chairman of the advisory board
  • Grammer AG, SMT Scharf AG, Member of the supervisory board
  • Grammer AG, CEO
  • McKinsey & Company, Senior Director




Industry Focus
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Steel
Consulting Expertise
  • Strategy
  • Restructuring
  • Supply Chain
  • Organizational Development