Managing Director & Senior Partner
Sharad Verma is the Asia Pacific regional leader of Boston Consulting Group’s Global Advantage practice, as well as a core member of the Industrial Goods practice, working mostly with automotive companies on strategy in rapidly developing economies. He was previously part of the BCG Ambassador program in New York and Boston.
Sharad's work in the industrial goods and automotive industries covers portfolio and growth strategy, organization development, turnaround, and profit improvement. He has years of experience working with leading Indian family businesses on defining aspirations, the role of the corporate center, and cultural transformation. He has led projects covering product topics including market concept development, product planning and design, variant management, and market launch. He is a topic expert on the subject of M&A and joint ventures, having worked with several multinational corporation and local clients on these issues.
Sharad has co-authored the BCG report series on Global Challengers and the recent Capital Goods policy released by the Government of India. He has also worked actively with industry and government bodies including CII, AIMA, Department of Heavy Industries (Government of India), and the Steel Ministry on topics related to national policy formulation.
As the economy starts to open up, the new reality is unraveling across dimensions, impacting the way businesses function.
Markets are fragmenting quickly. Scale and pedigree are no longer guarantees of success. To be contenders, global champions must design products differently.
Scale isn’t dead. But it’s critical to find the right balance between scale and fractal principles—and to do it before your competitors do.
The Electric 2-wheeler (E2W) market, while nascent, is fast emerging as a new space for innovation, activity and potential scale. It is abuzz with excitement as old and new players are introducing and bringing in exciting products, new forms of technology, models of distribution, and value-added customer services every day. This report seeks to decode the chatter in the E2W market and assess the potential vectors for its evolution over the next 5-7 years.
In order to build a successful ecosystem for EVs in the future, solutions need to be constructed keeping both the automotive and the energy sectors in mind. A comprehensive view is to be developed to deliver a sustainable and economic impact on climate change in India.
In this BCG Perspective report, Kaustubh Verma along with other MDPs analyze India’s carbon footprint, focusing on the difficulties and potentials of EVs from a business perspective.
Auto customers today are digitally native, time starved and expect a high degree of personalization. This perspective reflects on how a platform approach can generate exponential value and customer loyalty in an industry faced with evolving expectations, data explosion and rapid innovation. It outlines the value of platforms to OEMs and its various partners that will work together to meet customer needs across discovery, purchase and ownership.
The world is beset by what is clearly the worst pandemic of the past century. Both developed and developing nations are struggling with the spread of the n-Corona virus and the attendant risk to human health and lives.
Global challengers are providing exciting new models for others to follow.
Even the most powerful traditional competitors need to develop digital strategies and capabilities.