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Gang Xu

Partner & Managing Director

Shanghai

Car sharing services will generate global revenues of $4.7 billion in 2021….It will bring changes to urban driving, driver behavior, and business models of OEMs and new entrants.

Gang Xu

Gang Xu leads The Boston Consulting Group’s automotive sector in Greater China and is a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods practice.

Throughout his career, Gang has focused on product development, innovation, digitalization, and operational improvement. At BCG, he has led more than ten projects for a domestic automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in China, covering product strategy and planning, overseas market entry, technology assessment, product development benchmarking, voice-of-customer analysis, and module strategy development.

He has also piloted numerous other projects, including the development of new business models and downstream strategies for Chinese OEMs, new mobility solutions and digital business building for domestic and international carmakers, lean manufacturing and factory improvement for a global mining equipment manufacturer, and projects in the automotive aftermarket space for two Chinese domestic OEMs.

He has led brand enhancement and new product launch projects for a leading joint-venture OEM, as well as an enterprise-wide process-improvement and ERP implementation project for the top Chinese manufacturer of commercial airliners.

Before joining BCG in 2015, Gang was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a principal at A.T. Kearney, working more than 16 years in consulting and focusing on automotive industries. Before that, he worked at Ford Motor Company conducting advanced powertrain research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s automotive sector in Greater China
  • Industrial goods
  • Mobility services
  • Innovation
  • Operations
  • Research and development
  • Automotive, including benchmarking, strategy, and planning

Education

  • PhD, mechanical engineering, Purdue University
  • MBA, University of Michigan
  • MS, mechanical engineering, University of Missouri
  • BS, mechanical engineering, Zhejiang University
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