Heinz-Peter Elstrodt

Guest Lecturer

Heinz-Peter Elstrodt is active as guest lecturer on family businesses at London Business School and Insead. He also acts as board member of family firms and the Family Firm Institute (FFI). He is a Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company.

After joining McKinsey in 1983, he worked in Germany, USA and in Brazil, where he co-founded the São Paulo office in 1988. Between 2004 and 2011 he was responsible for the Latin American region. From 2011 -2015 he built and led McKinsey’s global Family Business practice, working with leading family businesses around the world, conducting research and collaborating with key conveners like the WEF. Heinz-Peter has also worked and published extensively on themes of Brazilian and LATAM economic development.

After his retirement from McKinsey in 2015, he took up residence in London and has dedicated himself to teaching, board memberships and advisory in the field of family firms and to impact investing in the area of agriculture, sustainable finance and environmental technology. 

Heinz-Peter earned a Dr. rer. pol. in Economics from the University of Augsburg, Germany (1982), and a degree in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (1979). 

His publications include: “The five attributes of enduring family businesses”, “A succession memo to a family-business founder”, “Building a house that last : a framework to guide the succession from few owners to many”, “The family business factor in emerging markets”, “What executives are asking about Latin America”, “How Brazil can grow”, “ Reconnecting Brazil to the World” “Five Priorities for Brazil´s Economy”, “Reining in Brazil's informal economy”, “Helping non-profits do business”, “Keeping the family in business.”