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Charles-Edouard Bouée reelected as CEO of Roland Berger

Charles-Edouard Bouée reelected as CEO of Roland Berger

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 21:21 -12

At their regular biannual meeting in Munich, the Roland Berger Partners reelected Charles-Edouard Bouée as the CEO of the firm. The reelection of the 49-year-old Frenchman follows a period of strong global business development. Stefan Schaible was reappointed as Deputy CEO. The meeting also saw the election of 17 new Partners.

Purpose-built vehicles for ride-sharing services: Global demand to rise to 2.5 million cars by 2025

Purpose-built vehicles for ride-sharing services: Global demand to rise to 2.5 million cars by 2025

Press releases   •   May 25, 2018 21:12 -12

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles: Cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. In Europe, the United States and China alone, one million of these specially designed vehicles, many of them electric, are set to be sold by 2020, with the demand already expected to reach some 2.5 million by 2025.

AI STARTUPS AS INNOVATION DRIVERS: EUROPE MUST TAKE ACTION TO ESTABLISH A COMPETITIVE ECOSYSTEM

AI STARTUPS AS INNOVATION DRIVERS: EUROPE MUST TAKE ACTION TO ESTABLISH A COMPETITIVE ECOSYSTEM

Press releases   •   May 17, 2018 21:00 -12

Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed to become one of the century's main drivers of economic competitiveness. In this field, startups – not multinational corporations – have become the most powerful drivers of innovation, developing technologies such as image recognition, natural language processing and automated driving.

On course for growth: US companies in Germany and German companies in the US

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 20:52 -12

The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany) and Roland Berger will present the results of the Transatlantic Business Barometer 2018 today. The survey shows that the fiscal year 2017 was successful for US companies in Germany. Three-quarters of the companies increased their sales revenue, more than half increased both investments and the number of employees.

Roland Berger Expands Operations Practice: Procurement Expert Sven T. Marlinghaus Joins Roland Berger

Roland Berger Expands Operations Practice: Procurement Expert Sven T. Marlinghaus Joins Roland Berger

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 20:39 -12

Consultancy Roland Berger continues to expand its global Operations practice and brings procurement and supply chain management expert Sven T. Marlinghaus onboard as a Senior Partner.

Connected White Goods Will Be the New Standard by 2022 – Uncharted Territory for Many Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Connected White Goods Will Be the New Standard by 2022 – Uncharted Territory for Many Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 02:55 -12

The domestic appliances market is rapidly consolidating, with the top ten MDA suppliers dominating almost two thirds of the global market. While incumbents operating in saturated markets see their margins falling, Asian producers have been able to significantly expand their position worldwide. This represents a critical challenge especially for mid-sized players, whose R&D budgets are limited.

Roland Berger Oil Price Forecast: Oil-Producing Countries and Institutions Expect USD 54 per Barrel in 2018

Roland Berger Oil Price Forecast: Oil-Producing Countries and Institutions Expect USD 54 per Barrel in 2018

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2018 02:49 -12

Institutions and oil-producing countries expect a moderate increase in oil prices from USD 51 in 2017 to USD 54 per barrel WTI (West Texas Intermediate) in 2018. While both demand and supply grew in 2017, the market experienced its first period of undersupply since 2013. This development and the resulting increase in prices can be attributed to OPEC's decision to reduce production in 2016.

Digital Solutions and Mobility Patterns Herald New Opportunities for Profitable Growth in Motor Fleet Insurance

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 02:40 -12

Motor fleet insurance has traditionally been a difficult area for insurers to be involved in. Indeed, policies aimed at meeting car users' end needs, coupled with the sheer negotiating power of fleet owners, have combined to turn the business into a major loss-maker for insurers.

Energy Sector: Just 23 Percent of Utilities Have a Clearly Defined Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 02:36 -12

Utility companies are experiencing a rapid transformation. They are witnessing their industry shifting from a regulation-driven, reliable environment to a technology-driven, uncertain and altogether more sophisticated marketplace where real-time data on energy supply and demand and energy prices are increasingly crucial.

Autonomous Driving in Rural Areas Stimulated by Demographic Change

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 02:26 -12

The aging of the population will give fresh impetus to the drive for autonomous vehicles – especially in the countryside. A system of driverless buses on fixed routes in combination with other self-driving vehicles providing flexible "last-mile" services can help people, especially the elderly, remain active members of their community.

Autonomous driving and alternative mobility services compel the automotive industry to rethink business models

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 02:15 -12

Growing numbers of people are expressing a greater interest in getting around by robocab than in purchasing a car of their own. As many as 40 percent of US city dwellers fall into this camp, as do 26 percent of young Chinese citizens. The share of people using carsharing, ridesharing or taxis to get about is also rising, having doubled in Germany in the space of just one year.

Growing number of M&A transactions with PE involvement in Europe – Chinese investors show considerable interest in European firms

Growing number of M&A transactions with PE involvement in Europe – Chinese investors show considerable interest in European firms

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 02:11 -12

The private equity industry anticipates more M&A transactions on the part of PE firms in 2018 than last year, confident that the favorable economic outlook will offset economic uncertainties such as the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Robotic Process Automation is Revolutionizing the Finance Function

Press releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 02:03 -12

Finance functions have been transforming themselves in recent years with the aim of evolving from a "data producer" to a "strategic business partner" for their internal clients.

One in two companies lack a future-proof supply chain strategy – Supply Chain Planning 4.0 enables much higher efficiency levels

Press releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 01:55 -12

Half of all companies consider their own supply chain strategy to be outdated and unsuited to the demands of future business. Many firms therefore have no choice but to tackle process renewal, given that an inefficient supply chain organization can send costs rocketing and gnaw away at earnings.

Roland Berger India Appoints New Managing Partner

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2018 00:47 -12

Roland Berger, a leading global consulting firm announces the appointment of Ravindra Parankushan (Ravi Kushan) as their new Managing Partner in India. He assumed responsibilities on January 01 2018 and is based out of the firm's Mumbai office. He succeeds Wilfried Aulbur, who has moved to the US as Senior Partner in the Automotive Practice.