Managing Director & Partner
Aakash Arora is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Automotive practice area and the Automotive & Mobility sector. He is the global topic leader for electric vehicles for the firm, and the North America lead for BCG’s Center for Digital in Automotive. Aakash also serves as CDC advisor and leader of alumni relations in the Detroit office.
Aakash has worked with OEMs and suppliers for both passenger and commercial vehicles, and is experienced in active safety, autonomous driving, connected car, data monetization, and mobility business models. In addition, he has extensive experience in automotive operations with project experience in sales and marketing, sourcing, and engineering. He has worked with corporate and private equity clients on many due diligence projects.
Before joining the firm, Aakash worked at Continental Automotive, Motorola Automotive, and Siemens Automotive, in various software engineering and BU strategy roles.
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