Managing Director & Senior Partner
Alexander Koch leads The Boston Consulting Group’s Perth office and co-leads BCG's cross-sector large-CAPEX-project management business.
Since joining BCG in 2000, Alex has led and executed numerous projects in metals and mining. He has particularly deep expertise in iron ore, metallurgic coal, thermal coal, aluminium, nickel, manganese, potash, and steel.
Alex has worked with clients across many industries on operations, manufacturing, procurement, supply-chain management, large capital projects, and commercial excellence programs, including operational transformations, process redesign or reorganization, and production systems. He also has broad public-sector experience in Southeast Asia, including infrastructure planning and long-term-economic-scenario modeling.
Alex previously worked as a researcher for the Riken Institute for Chemistry and Physics in Tokyo.
Building resilience—through profitable growth, productivity, and a commitment to full-cycle planning—is the only reliable way to achieve long-term value creation.
Shrinking shareholder returns have left investors skeptical about mining’s future. To win back their trust, miners must master a three-step process for fueling sustainable growth.
Creating value remains a challenge for mining companies. Productivity programs that focus only on efficiency in physical assets are not enough.
Mineral exploration worldwide is in crisis. Mining companies that shift their focus from productivity to an integrated approach that restores greenfield exploration will come out ahead.
The halcyon decade is over for the mining industry. To achieve healthy shareholder returns, companies must now have an unwavering and holistic focus on productivity.
To reignite the aluminum industry’s value-creation engine and restore investor confidence, CEOs should pursue aggressive action plans at both the industry and company levels.
The industry’s crisis arose from the supply side, as China increased its capacity for producing primary aluminum and other international producers neglected to adjust their strategies.
BCG's LPM Octagon can help owners and contractors ensure that large, capital-intensive projects are completed on time, on budget, and within required quality parameters.