Wolf-Dieter Hoppe

Partner

Education

RWTH Aachen University
Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering

Past Experience

Pricewaterhouse Management Consulting,
Leader Automotive Innovation
PRTM Management Consultants
Principal

Wolf-Dieter is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in our Munich office. He has worked for industrial companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He is an expert in complex global strategy definition and transformation programs.

For Arthur D. Little, his main focus of work includes growth and innovation strategies, as well as operational improvement initiatives. Wolf-Dieter is also part of the global leadership team for digital operations and serves clients in transforming their operations towards new levels of performance.

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Wolf-Dieter worked with PRTM Management Consultants and established the Automotive Innovation services for another leading global management consultancy.

Wolf-Dieter is married and has two sons. During his spare time, Wolf-Dieter is a passionate motorbike driver and enjoys sailing and rowing.

Recent Publications

Diversification trends in the automotive supplier sector
Time for auto suppliers to leverage their capabilities in adjacent industries?
The march of the robo-taxis
Traffic congestion has a major impact on air quality, health and productivity in cities across the globe. Zero-emission vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility models are billed as providing solutions to this problem, but will they work in practice? Drawing on a unique combination of real-world modeling, consumer research and trend analysis, this article outlines the impact of these developments on drivers, car manufacturers, regulators and public transportation providers.
Future of automotive mobility – reloaded
Key findings of Arthur D. Little’s new worldwide automotive market report are that desire for car ownership remains strong, especially amongst the young, and that drivers are considering a dramatic switch to electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). This will impact manufacturer and supplier engine strategies and push for faster development of EV ecosystems, such as charging solutions. Drivers are now much more willing to embrace alternative drivetrains. 58% would accept paying more for hybrids, and 50% for EVs.
The future of automotive mobility
Automotive as it has evolved over the last 100 years is perceived by many as leading to massive problems over the world. Driven by wealth, urbanization and increasing car-park pollution and congestion, effects have increased globally and need to be addressed.

Wolf-Dieter is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in our Munich office. He has worked for industrial companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He is an expert in complex global strategy definition and transformation programs.

For Arthur D. Little, his main focus of work includes growth and innovation strategies, as well as operational improvement initiatives. Wolf-Dieter is also part of the global leadership team for digital operations and serves clients in transforming their operations towards new levels of performance.

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Wolf-Dieter worked with PRTM Management Consultants and established the Automotive Innovation services for another leading global management consultancy.

Wolf-Dieter is married and has two sons. During his spare time, Wolf-Dieter is a passionate motorbike driver and enjoys sailing and rowing.

Recent Publications

Diversification trends in the automotive supplier sector
Time for auto suppliers to leverage their capabilities in adjacent industries?
The march of the robo-taxis
Traffic congestion has a major impact on air quality, health and productivity in cities across the globe. Zero-emission vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility models are billed as providing solutions to this problem, but will they work in practice? Drawing on a unique combination of real-world modeling, consumer research and trend analysis, this article outlines the impact of these developments on drivers, car manufacturers, regulators and public transportation providers.
Future of automotive mobility – reloaded
Key findings of Arthur D. Little’s new worldwide automotive market report are that desire for car ownership remains strong, especially amongst the young, and that drivers are considering a dramatic switch to electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). This will impact manufacturer and supplier engine strategies and push for faster development of EV ecosystems, such as charging solutions. Drivers are now much more willing to embrace alternative drivetrains. 58% would accept paying more for hybrids, and 50% for EVs.
The future of automotive mobility
Automotive as it has evolved over the last 100 years is perceived by many as leading to massive problems over the world. Driven by wealth, urbanization and increasing car-park pollution and congestion, effects have increased globally and need to be addressed.

More About Wolf-Dieter
  • RWTH Aachen University
    Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering
  • Pricewaterhouse Management Consulting,
    Leader Automotive Innovation
  • PRTM Management Consultants
    Principal