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Cornelius Pieper joined the The Boston Consulting Group in October 2004. He is a core member of the Industrial Goods and Energy practices. He is also a core member of the German Sustainability group.

At BCG, Cornelius has worked for a range of mid-sized machinery and components producers as well as engineering players, a global technology conglomerate, a large European utility, an Indian manufacturer of commercial vehicles, a nonferrous metals producer, and others. His experience covers strategy, market analysis, vendor due diligence, future market trends, globalization strategies, operational improvement and other strategy and analysis functions.

Cornelius also has profound expertise on energy storage in the context of increasing renewables penetration, leading the BCG activities in this space since 2009. He has coauthored a number of publications on the topic that have received wide attention in the industry.

Areas of Expertise

  • Machinery and components
  • Metals and mining
  • Globalization strategy
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Sustainability trends and renewables
  • Energy storage
  • Performance improvement


  • PhD, Bonn University
  • MS, Bonn University
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