Christian Brickenstein

Christian Brickenstein

Partner, Strategy& Germany

Christian Brickenstein is a leading practitioner in automotive corporate and product portfolio strategy, business transformation and performance improvement. Based in the Dusseldorf office, he is a Partner at Strategy& Germany. With more than 18 years of international management and consulting experience in auto and industrial goods, Christian is a member of our Automotive practice.

His key areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate and product portfolio strategy
  • Value creation in deals
  • Performance improvement, transformation, and turnaround
  • Operating model transformation including governance, organizational design, and process realignment

Examples of his assignments include:

  • Refinement of the EV portfolio strategy and business case for a leading Asian OEM
  • Strategic pricing of vehicles to balance profitability and CO2 compliance for an automotive OEM
  • Optimization and digitization of strategic business planning for an automotive OEM
  • Transformation and performance improvement of a major roof systems supplier
  • Implementation of planning and optimization systems for planning processes 
  • Multiple operating model transformation programs for automotive suppliers
  • Multiple performance improvement programs in automotive industry and for industrial goods clients

Christian holds a diploma with majors in accounting and controlling, strategy and organizational development from the University of Passau.

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