Nathan Niese is Boston Consulting Group’s global lead for electric vehicles and energy storage, and leads BCG’s Center for Climate Change and Electrification in Automotive. He is a core member of the Climate & Sustainability practice at the firm.

Since joining BCG in 2013, Nathan has been a core member of the Industrial Goods practice and a lead member of both the automotive (on- and off-highway) and green-tech teams, working with OEMs, suppliers, and service providers. His client work focuses on energy transition, the circular economy, and emerging opportunities created by sustainable technologies and environmental regulations.

Nathan is a frequent author and co-author of publications on EV adoption, EV charging, circularity, and the green recovery agenda, including one of BCG’s top ten most read articles of 2021. In addition, he is a frequent guest and speaker at conferences, and in leading print and online media, as well as on podcasts. He has shared his expertise in Business Insider, Axois, Associated Press, The Wire, Automotive World, Freight Waves, and Climate Vision 2050.

Before joining the firm, Nathan was a forensic engineer for a technical consulting firm specializing in auto and marine industries, as well as a civilian engineer with the US Navy.


  • PhD, naval architecture and marine engineering, University of Michigan
  • MS, sustainable systems, University of Michigan
  • BSE, naval architecture & marine engineering, University of Michigan