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Kai Gruner

Senior Partner & Managing Director


Dr. Kai Gruner is the leader of the Strategy Enablement Center and a core member of the Industrial Goods, Technology, Operations, and Strategy practice areas at The Boston Consulting Group.

Since joining the firm in 1996, he has worked with clients on many functions, including production, overhead, supply chain, purchasing, and sales.

Kai specializes in transformational change programs with an aim to fundamentally alter a company’s performance trajectory by addressing multiple levers.

Before joining BCG, Kai worked as a research assistant at the University of Münster.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operations effectiveness
  • Marketing and sales
  • Strategy enablement
  • Process redesign
  • Cost reduction
  • Performance improvement
  • Turnaround


  • PhD, business administration, University of Münster
  • MA, electrical engineering, University of Karlsruhe

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Gruner is the Swedish Honorary Consul for North Rhine-Westphalia
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