Managing Director & Partner
Thomas Vogt is a member of the Global Leadership Team for metals and mining at Boston Consulting Group. He has experience in a broad range of metals and mining topics, including strategy, operations transformations, major capital projects, digital and technology in mining, integrated planning, organizational design, and value creation programs.
Thomas has worked with some of the largest diversified mining companies worldwide, and for top-ten producers of copper, gold, nickel, coal, uranium, aluminum, and oil sands. He also serves as an internal expert and advisor to BCG mining teams, and has assisted with over 100 mining projects around the world.
Thomas is lead author of the flagship Value Creation in Mining report series, linking shareholder perspective with tangible levers that mining management can influence. He has also worked with clients in energy and petroleum, manufacturing, asset management and trading, capital equipment, and mining consumables. Thomas previously worked at PowerCoal, Shell Coal, Comalco, Cooks Construction, and in his family contracting business.
The industry showed impressive resilience in bouncing back from the pandemic-related challenges of early 2020—and optimism about its longer-term prospects is growing.
Building resilience—through profitable growth, productivity, and a commitment to full-cycle planning—is the only reliable way to achieve long-term value creation.
Machine learning, a subfield of AI, can revolutionize miners’ operations and sharpen their competitive edge. But to fully exploit this technology, miners need a disciplined approach.
Shrinking shareholder returns have left investors skeptical about mining’s future. To win back their trust, miners must master a three-step process for fueling sustainable growth.
Creating value remains a challenge for mining companies. Productivity programs that focus only on efficiency in physical assets are not enough.
The halcyon decade is over for the mining industry. To achieve healthy shareholder returns, companies must now have an unwavering and holistic focus on productivity.