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Ernesto Wandeler

Partner & Managing Director


Ernesto Wandeler a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) and Strategy practice areas. Ernesto is also the Swiss node of the Strategy practice area.

Ernesto has extensive expertise in mobile and fixed telecommunication networks, spectrum auctions, 5G, and a broad range of strategy topics. He has supported a diversity of clients in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and the Middle East during projects on these topics.

Prior to joining BCG, Ernesto worked as a research assistant at the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory of ETH Zurich. He also has extensive work experience as a software engineer in Beijing, Boston, and Switzerland.

During his studies, Ernesto spent significant time as a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, and at Imperial College London.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile and fixed telecommunications
  • Spectrum auctions
  • 5G
  • Embedded systems
  • Strategy

Honors and Awards

  • ETH Medal for Doctoral Thesis, 2007
  • ETH Medal for Diploma Thesis, 2003
  • Willi-Studer Preis by ETH for best Diploma, 2003


  • PhD, computer science, with distinction, ETH Zurich
  • Dipl., information technology and electrical engineering, multiple distinctions, ETH Zurich
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