Managing Director & Senior Partner
Since joining BCG in 1995, Thomas has worked with car and truck manufacturers and suppliers along all steps of the value chain, with a strong focus on new-product development and sales and marketing topics. He has led a number of large-scale turnaround and performance-improvement projects in the automotive industry. In addition, he coleads BCG's Center for Digital in Automotive, which helps mobility-related companies and institutions build new businesses and prepare them for the digital age.
Although traditional auto topics remain important to him, Thomas spends an increasing share of his time helping clients navigate new technological challenges: connected cars, mobility concepts, autonomous driving, and digitalization of the value chain.
Before joining BCG, Thomas worked for a leading German bank.
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