Xavier Mosquet is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group's Automotive sector. He is the founder of the firm's Detroit office and was co-leader of BCG's global automotive sector from 2008 to 2014.
Xavier has received numerous awards for his consulting work with the US Treasury Department on the restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, and the Chrysler-Fiat alliance. In 2010, he served as an advisor to the US Treasury and the Canadian Government on GM's $20 billion-plus IPO, the largest in history. Xavier was named 2010 Turnaround Consultant of the Year by the Global M&A Network and a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting magazine in 2012, for excellence in client service.
Xavier brings more than 20 years of global experience to his work. His clients include leading OEMs and equipment suppliers—both domestic and international—as well as new players from rapidly developing economies. He has supported clients in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. His expertise spans a wide range of strategic, operational, and financial issues.
Xavier led BCG's Operations practice in Europe for five years and also served as chairman of the firm's Global Innovation Committee. Prior to joining BCG in 1985, Xavier worked for four years as department head of renewable energy for the oil company Total.
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