Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Industrial Goods Practice
Carsten Schaetzberger joined Boston Consulting Group in 2003 and spent time in BCG’s Cologne and Detroit offices before moving to Stuttgart. Carsten is the global leader of Boston Consulting Group's Industrial Goods practice.
Carsten has worked extensively with automotive, aerospace, and industrial clients, in Europe, the US, and Asia, advising them on a wide range of topics. He has led multiple transformation programs with performance optimization along the full value chain (fixed-cost and restructuring, product cost and procurement, research and development, sales, and after-sales). In recent years, he has also had a strong focus on digital transformation, including digital business building, and advanced analytics based optimization.
Prior to joining BCG, Carsten worked as a researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering. He also worked at TÜV Rheinland Japan, and on high-precision measurement techniques for BAE Systems in the UK.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, e-scooters have taken off with breathtaking speed. But becoming a staple of micromobility will take more than achieving profitability.
To keep complex, business-centric, transformative initiatives on track, companies must let go of dogmatic approaches and create a balance between the startup world and the corporate world.
To succeed, OEMs and suppliers must prioritize investment and strategic growth—and maximize their funding power and flexibility now.
Providers will need to overcome important hurdles to secure their share of this exploding market—and help e-scooters become a staple of urban micromobility.