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Ulrik Sanders

Senior Partner & Managing Director


Optimizing Transportation and Logistics through Digital

The companies that thrive in transportation and logistics will be those that harness new digital technologies to lower costs and increase connectivity, positioning themselves to deliver seamless service to cargo owners, explains BCG’s Ulrik Sanders.

Ulrik Sanders leads the firm’s global work in shipping and is the founder of the Center for Digital in Transportation.

Since joining the firm in 2005, Ulrik has focused his client work on the transportation and logistics industry.

He began his career in the shipping industry and now leads BCG's global shipping team. Ulrik also leads BCG's Shipping Benchmark Initiative and has pioneered new ventures aimed at improving the shipping ecosystem such as the xChange, a container exchange platform.

Before joining BCG, Ulrik was a vice president at A.T. Kearney, Andersen Consulting, and Maersk Line.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s global work in shipping
  • Performance measurement
  • Benchmarking initiatives for shipping
  • Management of large-scale infrastructure
  • Freight forwarding


  • MSc, business law and economics, Copenhagen Business School
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