Lutz Goedde

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dr. Goedde is a partner in the Denver office of McKinsey & Company. He is a leader in McKinsey’s agriculture/food and social sector practices, working with agriculture and food companies, governments, and NGOs to improve agricultural productivity and efficiency, increase food availability and supply chains, and reduce poverty and hunger. He has a passion for complex strategic problems of growth and development and has demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating transformative multi-year country food security and global agribusiness strategies. He is currently advising a number of the firm’s private equity clients and institutional and strategic investors in the agriculture and food sector. Dr. Goedde has a rich experiential history of applying his deep expertise in agriculture and economic development. From 2006 to 2010, he was part of the leadership team building the global and agricultural development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. During his tenure the Foundation committed over $2 billion to development efforts in Africa and Asia to improve smallholder agriculture. Until 2005, Dr. Goedde was CEO of Alta Genetics, a global livestock genetics improvement company based in Western Canada. In his early career, Dr. Goedde worked for Bayer CropScience in Central America and South Africa in sales and marketing. Dr. Goedde is fluent in English, German, and Spanish and has extensive work experience in North America, Latin America, Europe, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia. He received a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Bonn in Germany and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.