Dr. Philipp Seidel

Principal

Education

Cath. University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Dr. rer. pol., Diploma Business Administration
University Muenster
LL.M.

Past Experience

Ricardo Strategic Consulting
Senior Manager
CU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Researcher/Lecturer

Philipp is a Principal at Arthur D. Little’s Munich office. His work focus and expertise are around product, technology and downstream strategies for automotive clients.

A major part of his consulting work has been dedicated to supporting automotive OEMs and suppliers in meeting fleet CO2 targets and growing e-mobility with technology studies, market insight, and the development and implementation of new-product, sales and service strategies. Recently, the identification of innovative business models with mobility services for OEM and new market entrants has become an additional focus area. Philipp has also advised various manufacturers on successfully developing businesses with racetrack, vintage and highly individualized vehicles.

His recent consulting experience includes assignments in Germany and all of Central Europe, the UK, the US and Canada, China, Malaysia and Singapore. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Philipp worked in the automotive industry (Audi AG), management consulting (Ricardo Strategic Consulting) and science (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt).

Philipp holds a Diploma and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, and an LL.M. from the University of Muenster (both Germany). He is fluent in German and English.

Recent Publications

European battery recycling: An emerging cross-industry convergence
The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) and associated battery gigafactories is pushing forward the creation of a European closed-loop battery recycling value chain. Increased recycling demand, intensified EU regulations, and a strong desire to localize supply chains and safeguard critical raw materials is driving multiple opportunities. In this context, as we explore in this Viewpoint, new ecosystems are emerging, and players interested in scaling need to act quickly to take advantage of the current environment.
Car subscription schemes
Ownership model of the future or marketing stunt?
Transforming car sales in a perfect storm
The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as EV sales, new car ownership models, process digitalization, and new sales models will challenge financially weakened retailers even more. This is the time to accelerate change processes by reviewing and adapting strategies and investment plans, although financial resources will be limited over the next years.
Automotive: Accelerating disruption through creative destruction
Thanks to the rise of electric vehicles, digital and new ownership models, the automotive market was already facing unprecedented disruption. As this article explains, the impact of COVID-19 on newcar sales accelerates the need for radical change – now is the time to turbocharge transformation efforts and seize opportunities to thrive in a post-ICE era.

Philipp is a Principal at Arthur D. Little’s Munich office. His work focus and expertise are around product, technology and downstream strategies for automotive clients.

A major part of his consulting work has been dedicated to supporting automotive OEMs and suppliers in meeting fleet CO2 targets and growing e-mobility with technology studies, market insight, and the development and implementation of new-product, sales and service strategies. Recently, the identification of innovative business models with mobility services for OEM and new market entrants has become an additional focus area. Philipp has also advised various manufacturers on successfully developing businesses with racetrack, vintage and highly individualized vehicles.

His recent consulting experience includes assignments in Germany and all of Central Europe, the UK, the US and Canada, China, Malaysia and Singapore. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Philipp worked in the automotive industry (Audi AG), management consulting (Ricardo Strategic Consulting) and science (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt).

Philipp holds a Diploma and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, and an LL.M. from the University of Muenster (both Germany). He is fluent in German and English.

Recent Publications

European battery recycling: An emerging cross-industry convergence
The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) and associated battery gigafactories is pushing forward the creation of a European closed-loop battery recycling value chain. Increased recycling demand, intensified EU regulations, and a strong desire to localize supply chains and safeguard critical raw materials is driving multiple opportunities. In this context, as we explore in this Viewpoint, new ecosystems are emerging, and players interested in scaling need to act quickly to take advantage of the current environment.
Car subscription schemes
Ownership model of the future or marketing stunt?
Transforming car sales in a perfect storm
The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as EV sales, new car ownership models, process digitalization, and new sales models will challenge financially weakened retailers even more. This is the time to accelerate change processes by reviewing and adapting strategies and investment plans, although financial resources will be limited over the next years.
Automotive: Accelerating disruption through creative destruction
Thanks to the rise of electric vehicles, digital and new ownership models, the automotive market was already facing unprecedented disruption. As this article explains, the impact of COVID-19 on newcar sales accelerates the need for radical change – now is the time to turbocharge transformation efforts and seize opportunities to thrive in a post-ICE era.

More About Philipp
  • Cath. University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
    Dr. rer. pol., Diploma Business Administration
  • University Muenster
    LL.M.
  • Ricardo Strategic Consulting
    Senior Manager
  • CU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
    Researcher/Lecturer