Prof. Dr. Rainer Bernnat

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bernnat

Partner, Strategy& Germany

Rainer Bernnat is a leading practitioner in IT strategies and a Partner at Strategy& Germany. He leads the European IT business and the German Public Sector business. He also supports clients with his expertise in restructuring and transformation in the financial services industry and in cross-industry, large-scale software development projects.

His key functional skills include:

  • IT strategy, architectures, and organization/governance
  • Large-scale IT-driven transformation programs, such as eGovernment implementation projects
  • IT-security strategies, such as electronic and cyber security or critical infrastructure protection strategies

Examples of his assignments include:

  • IT-driven transformation program for a German Pension Agency (process-redesign, organizational change, IT modernization program)
  • Long-term impact analysis of IT and innovation for the German National Pension Agency
  • Cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of the electronic healthcard in Germany
  • Concept, design and business case development for the German eGovernment program "BundOnline 2005"
  • Concept, design and implementation support for multiple international eGovernment programs, e.g. in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar
  • Developing a foreign trade strategy with an emphasis on IT security for Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economy
  • Development of a critical infrastructure protection strategies for the German Government with focus on IT impact
  • Providing RFID market analysis and segment-specific business case development for several segments of a multinational technology corporation, including public sector, health, and transportation
  • Formulating an IT security market entry strategy for the integrated solution portfolio of a multinational technology corporation
  • Developing concepts and master plans for e-education strategies for the governments of two Middle Eastern countries
  • Developing an institution-wide controlling and budgeting strategy and implementation concept for a leading bank in Germany
  • Creating IT strategy and architecture projects for global and regional financial institutions in retail, wholesale, and insurance

Rainer Bernnat is a member of the executive board of the German Initiative D21-a joint venture of leading enterprises chaired by Germany’s Chancellor-which promotes the German information society. He is also vice president of Special Olympics, Germany. Before joining Strategy&, he worked with IBM in sales, marketing, and management positions.

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  • Digital, Technology strategy


  • Public sector, Financial services


  • PhD in business administration J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Diploma degree in business administration the Universities of Frankfurt and Pamplona