Arturs Smilkstins joined Boston Consulting Group in 2012. He is a core member of the Industrial Goods practice and co-leads the automotive and mobility engagements in WESA. He has worked with global clients in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He currently works at the firm’s London office. His focus within automotive and mobility includes OEMs, suppliers, retail dealers, and mobility providers. He works with his clients on executing turnarounds, setting up and implementing digital and organizational transformations, and driving operational improvements with Industry 4.0 tools.
Prior to joining BCG, Arturs worked at London-based innovation consultancy Market Gravity (part of Deloitte) focusing on new product development and customer experience projects, and before that, he was a General Partner and Head of Sales at a personal development and consulting company focusing on people motivation topics for small and medium-sized businesses.
Due to shortages of critical materials and vulnerable supply chains, production of lithium-ion batteries could fall far short of demand. Coordinated action is needed to boost supply in a sustainable way and keep the transition to renewable energy on course.
With overall economic recovery and rising consumer demand for new vehicles, that silver lining continues to get brighter for Russia’s auto industry. Arturs Smilkstins is interviewed by Freddie Holmes in this article for Automotive World.