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CEO, Innovative Partners Group
Carsten Vollrath is Managing Partner and CEO of INNOVATVE PARTNERS GROUP. He has 25 years of industrial and consulting experience in the following industries: Automotive/Manufacturing (OEM, supplier), MedTech business, Consumer goods, Energy, Transport/ Logistics sector (railways, aviation, logistic service providers).

His main consulting expertise embraces programs on strategy and business model innovation in close combination with accompanied operational programs focused on sustainable short-term effects on cost reduction, efficiency as well as quality improvement.
During his more than 20 years in consulting business he developed a patented portfolio of cross-industry solutions on Operational Performance Excellence (OPE) benchmarks & best practices in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Manufacturing and Innovation.

He owns a large international network in hand-selected lead cross-industry experts as well as well-known research institutions and industrial associations.

Main areas of expertise are: Business strategy development, business modeling,
Industrie 4.0 & Digitalization,
Operations Strategy & Innovation,
Organizational development & Top-Executive Coaching,
Operative Excellence, Performance Improvement & cost cutting,
Competence Management & Employee development programs.

He graduated from the University of Cologne, Master of Business Administration,  J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University/ WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
He research inhabitations at leading universities, continuous studies on new, innovative management theories (e.g. value chain re-design, industry 4.0/smart factory, artificial intelligence, digitalization, principles of collaborative intelligence).

His professional experience is Managing Partner (Member of IMP Executive Board | CEO IMP Switzerland AG, Zürich), Managing Partner and CEO of Arthur D. Little (Switzerland) AG, Zurich, Global Head “Operations Management“ Practice. He was Director Operations, Cell Network/Cell Consulting AG, Stockholm/ Frankfurt, then Top Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Dusseldorf and Managing Partner at Vollrath Transport- und Logistics GmbH, Dusseldorf.
He is author of numerous publications in books, influential daily and specialized press as well as congressional and seminar presentations.