Patrick Herhold is a long-term core member of Boston Consulting Group's Energy, Operations, and Strategy practices. 

Patrick is an expert in climate change topics including abatement levers and their economics, markets and emissions regulation, and related strategies for private and public sector organizations. He serves as an advisor to energy companies, OEMs, investors, and associations. He is currently focused on de-carbonization projects.

Among other projects, Patrick led the development of a long-term 'zero emissions' strategy for German industry as a basis for European and national policymaking, and the development of a climate strategy for a large industrial goods player, including scenario definition, lever assessment, portfolio impact, strategy implications, and financial disclosure.

Before joining the firm, Patrick was co-founder and CEO of Dresden Silicon, a semiconductor startup company.


  • PhD, electrical engineering, Technical University of Dresden
  • Vordiplom, business administration, Technical University of Dresden
  • Dipl-Ing, Technical University/Virginia Tech