Automotive

Team

Hiroto Suzuki
Tokyo, Japan
Managing Partner

Hiroto is a partner at our Tokyo office and heads our Global Automotive and manufacturing Practice. His main field of expertise is providing support for corporate vision planning and strategy,…

Samih Coskun Baban
Istanbul, Turkey
Managing Partner

Coşkun is the Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little’s Istanbul Office. He has 20 years of consulting experience, focusing on corporate strategy development, business planning and turnaround projects…

Dr. Fabian Doemer
Frankfurt, Germany
Managing Partner

Fabian is Managing Partner Central Europe at Arthur D. Little. He is based in our Frankfurt office, and is the Practice Leader of our Technology & Innovation Management Practice in Central Europe…

Yusuke Harada
Tokyo, Japan
Managing Partner

Yusuke Harada is a Managing Partner at Arthur D. Little Tokyo. Yusuke focuses on strategic planning in the manufacturing and high-technology industries; this includes new-business creation,…

Barnik Chitran Maitra
Delhi, India
Managing Partner

Barnik is the Managing Partner of Arthur D Little, India and South Asia and is responsible for ensuring a pre-eminent position for the firm in the region. He is also responsible for building Arthur D…

Francesco Marsella
Rome, Italy
Managing Partner

Francesco is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in our Rome office, and leads Arthur D. Little’s Global Strategy & Organization practice. He’s also the leader of the marketing & sales…

Bernd Schreiber
Frankfurt, Germany
Managing Partner

Bernd is Partner based in our Frankfurt office and leads Arthur D. Little’s global Operations Management practice. He also leads our global Industry 4.0 activities and is member of our Digital…

Hitoshi Kaise
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Hitoshi is a partner in the Tokyo office and a global core member of the "Automotive & Manufacturing" practice. He has nearly 20 years of experience in strategy consulting with a focus on the…

Giancarlo Agresti
Rome, Italy
Partner

Giancarlo Agresti is located in our Rome office. During the last 30 years, Giancarlo has assisted relevant Telecommunication, Media, Automotive, Aerospace and Retail players in their strategy…

Matteo Ainardi
Paris, France
Partner

Matteo is a Partner based in the Paris office and a member of the “AMG” and “S&O” Practices. Matteo leads Arthur D. Little’s global Aerospace & Defense Center of Competence and his main…

Kurt Baes
Brussels, Belgium
Partner

Kurt is a Partner based in Brussels, with over 20 years of strategy consulting experience. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America. He is the local leader of various industry (Oil…

Niklas Brundin
Stockholm, Sweden
Partner

Niklas is a Partner in the Stockholm office and leads the local Automotive & Manufacturing practice. He primarily advises companies in the sectors of Automotive, Manufacturing, and Private equity…

Wolf-Dieter Hoppe
Munich, Germany
Partner

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…

Arnaud Jouron
Paris, France
Partner

Arnaud is a partner of our Paris office. Arnaud worked for 12 years as a consultant at McKinsey and Arthur D. Little, then gained 12 years of experience as an executive (CEO, CFO in industry) and has…

Alexander Krug
Munich, Germany
Partner

Alexander is Partner at Arthur D. Little’s Munich office. Alexander has extensive experience in the Automotive Industry, specializing in Mobility 4.0 projects with focus on electric vehicles,…

Shota Mitsuya
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Shota is a Partner at Arthur D. Little’s Tokyo office. He supports manufacturing companies on growth strategy, including new-business creation, business-model innovation and technology innovation. In…

Richard J. Parkin
Paris, France
Partner

Rich Parkin has over 30 years of experience, including over 20 in strategy consulting.  He is based in Paris and serves clients globally. He has worked widely in Europe, MENA, the US, and the UK. He…

Volker Pfirsching
Munich, Germany
Partner

Volker A. Pfirsching is a Partner at Arthur D. Little based in Munich. He is a member of the Central European Management Board and heads the global Digital Competence Center. As a thought leader in…

Maximilian Scherr
Vienna, Austria
Partner

Max is a Partner at Arthur D.  Little and leads the Strategy, Organization & Innovation practice in our Vienna office.   Max has over 20 years of experience in strategic consulting and senior…

Dr. Andreas Schlosser
Munich, Germany
Partner

Andreas is a Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Global Automotive and Manufacturing Group with more than 25 years of experience in the Automotive industry and in top management consulting. He is based in…

Dr. Klaus Schmitz
Munich, Germany
Partner

Klaus is a Partner in our Munich office and leads the Automotive Practice in Central Europe. He predominantly serves clients in the automotive industry. His second background being in the technology…

Kensuke Sobue
Tokyo, 日本 東南アジア
Partner

Kensuke is a partner at Tokyo office and a core member of the global S&O practice.  He is also the co-leader of Arthur D. Little Asia., the Southeast Asia and Oceania operation of Arthur D.…

Dominique Trancart
Paris, France
Partner

Dominique is a Partner based in our Paris office. He is a core member of the Automotive and Manufacturing (AMG) Practice. His primary focus is on automotive & mobility, building materials &…

Alexey Pankov
Moscow, Russia
Associate Director

Alexey is an Associate Director in our Moscow office. He is a member of our Automotive and Manufactured Goods Practice. He is focused on topics of Strategy, Organization & Transformation,…

Masayuki Aou
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Masayuki is a member of the AMG practice and is based in the Tokyo office. He has extensive experience in projects involving corporate strategy, business growth strategy, R&D strategy, profit…

Toshihiro Ariki
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

His main working fields are automobiles, auto parts, industrial machinery, robotics, with supporting, research and development strategies, new business planning and execution, business strategy…

Kenichi Hamada
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kenichi is a Principal based in ADL’s Tokyo office. He has over 10 years of experience consulting for manufacturing R&D departments and the automobile industry. Previously he was an engineer of…

Yu Hamada
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Yu has extensive experience in formulating growth strategies and supporting clients build and  implement new businesses in various industries such as automotive, manufacturing, mobility, real estate…

Takeshi Kawamoto
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

He produces client-viewpoint consultation based on various automotive industries’ experiences (7 years as Chassis Engineer at Toyota, 5 years as IT Consultant at ABeam, 3 years as Strategy and…

Sebastian Meyer
Gothenburg, Sweden
Principal

Sebastian is a Principal at Arthur D. Little, based in Gothenburg. He is a member of the Operations Management Practice as well as the Automotive & Manufacturing Practice. He joined Arthur D.…

Kazuhiro Minamitsu
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kazuhiro provides support for the formulation of company-wide and business strategies and the creation of new businesses in the areas of manufacturing, construction, housing, logistics, and mobility…

Masashi Okada
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Masashi joined the Toyko office and AMG practice in 2020. He has consistently engaged in consulting work mainly in the Automotive industry, with OEM, Suppliers, Industry groups, Government agencies,…

Alex Pischalnikov
San Francisco, USA
Principal

Alex is a Principal based in Arthur D. Little’s San Francisco office and a member of the Automotive & Manufacturing Group (AMG) and Energy & Utilities (ENUT) practices. Alex has 12+ years of…

Florian Saeftel
Munich, Germany
Principal

Florian is a Principal at Arthur D. Little’s Munich office. The main body of his expertise is built around business model development and downstream strategies for automotive clients, as well as M…

Clément Santander
Paris, France
Principal

Clément is a Principal in Arthur D. Little’s Paris office and a member of the Operation Management Practice. He has 15 years of hands-on consulting and entrepreneurship experience, having led a wide…

Dr. Philipp Seidel
Munich, Germany
Principal

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…

Serkan Somer
Istanbul, Turkey
Principal

Serkan is a Principal based in our Istanbul office. He is co-leading ADL’s “Marketing & Sales” cluster globally and responsible for our “Strategy & Organization” and “Automotive &…

Dr. Ninghua Song
Shanghai, China
Principal

Ninghua is a Principal at Arthur D. Little Greater China, based in the Shanghai office, and leads the Automotive and Manufacturing Practice in this market.   Ninghua has over 15 years’ experience in…

Kunitaka Takeuchi
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kunitaka is a principal in the Tokyo office and a core member of the Automotive & Manufacturing practice. Before joining ADL, he was working at a consulting company of Big 4 accounting firms.…

Andrea Visentin
Rome, Italy
Principal

Andrea Visentin is a Principal of Arthur D. Little Italy, based in Rome (Italy), and a member of the “Automotive and Manufacturing Goods”, “Energy & Utilities” and “Operations Management”…