Nikolaus S. Lang

Managing Director and Senior Partner,
Boston Consulting Group

Biography

Nikolaus S. Lang is a Managing Director and Senior Partner in BCG’s Munich office and has been working for the firm for 22 years. He leads BCG’s Center for Mobility Innovation, which serves clients in the automotive, mobility, transport and logistics, and infrastructure sectors on strategic projects related to the future of mobility. His consulting work focuses on topics such as smart cities, multimodal traffic management, mobility platforms, and connected and autonomous transport solutions.
For many years now, he has led the cooperation with the World Economic Forum on the future of mobility, including the piloting and launch of a robo-taxi fleet in the City of Boston, as well as numerous projects for industry players, private equity investors, and national governments and city administrations. In 2019, he was nominated to the WEF’s Global Urban and Autonomous Mobility Council.
Nikolaus has been the author of several dozens of publications, including the following:
• Revolution in the Driver’s Seat: The Road to Autonomous Vehicles (2015)
• Self-Driving Vehicles, Robo-Taxis, and the Urban Mobility Revolution (2016)
• Making Autonomous Vehicles a Reality: Lessons from Boston and Beyond (2017)
• Seeking Perpetual Motion with Mobility as a Service? (2018)
• Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles: Lessons from the City of Boston (2018)
• In Building an Urban Mobility Platform, Cooperation Is Key (2019)
• The Leaders in Urban Mobility Will be Regional, Not Global (2019)
In addition to his mobility-related activities, Nikolaus is also the Global Leader of BCG’s Global Advantage Practice, supporting clients on an array of globalization-related topics. Nikolaus spent ten years in Asia and has worked in most of the world’s emerging markets.
Before joining BCG, Nikolaus worked in the corporate strategy department of the Austrian trading firm Bank Austria Handelsholding. Nikolaus holds a master’s degree and a PhD in business administration from the University of St. Gallen.

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