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Carsten Schätzberger

Partner & Managing Director


Carsten M. Schätzberger joined BCG in 2003 and spent time in BCG’s Cologne and Detroit offices. He is part of the global Automotive leadership team and has led a number of large-scale turnaround and performance improvement projects. He leads BCG’s global work in off-highway vehicles and automotive product costs.

Carsten has worked extensively with automotive clients, advising them on a wide range of topics. He has acquired deep expertise in automotive projects in Europe, the United States, and Asia.

Carsten has led multiple transformation programs for automotive OEMs with performance optimization along the full value chain (fixed-cost restructuring, product-cost optimization, research and development, sales, and after-sales), in recent years he has also had a strong focus on digital transformation.

Prior to BCG, Carsten worked as a researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, at TÜV Rheinland Japan, and on high-precision measurement techniques for BAE Systems in the UK.


  • Leads BCG’s global work in off-highway vehicles and automotive product cost
  • Digital transformation
  • Restructuring
  • Research and development
  • Strategy, organization, and business model redesign
  • Sales and after-sales


  • Dipl.-Ing. in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Stuttgart
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