Managing Director & Senior Partner
David Panhans leads Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications practice and coordinates BCG’s Digital & Analytics efforts in the Middle East.
Since joining BCG in 2011, David has worked with numerous fixed and mobile operators on projects related to corporate strategy, opportunity assessments, and commercial turnaround strategies. He has acquired extensive experience partnering with clients in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
David’s project experience includes leading the development of an integrated broadband strategy for a large Middle Eastern operator, and he has also worked with telecommunications clients to redesign their consumer market offering portfolios and pricing strategies. He has also helped a wide range of companies in the areas of due diligence, market-entry strategy, investment strategy, and business transformation.
Prior to joining BCG, David was cofounder of a leading European Internet start-up (dooyoo.com) and responsible for the business model strategy and product development. He also worked as a quality controller in the main manufacturing plant of Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen, Stuttgart.
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Find out how exactly does RPA impact customer experience, efficiency, and the role they play in speed to market.
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