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Nikolaus Lang

Alum Fellow (2016-2017), Collaboration in a Digital Age



  • Dr. oec., Lic.oec., Organizational Leadership, University of St.Gallen
  • Baccalaureat, Economics. Lycee francais de Vienne, Vienna, Austria


Nikolaus Lang

Alum Fellow (2016-2017), Collaboration in a Digital Age

Nikolaus (Niki) Lang is a Managing Director & Senior Partner based in BCG’s Munich office and global practice area leader of BCG’s Global Advantage practice. Niki was also named a BHI Fellow in 2016, focused on researching collaboration in the digital age and the crucial role that cross-border joint ventures, alliances, and business ecosystems play.

Niki is an author of Beyond Great published by Public Affairs and the founder and director of BCG’s Center for Mobility Innovation, a team of urban mobility experts and digital business builders advising cities, public transportation operators, and mobility and automotive companies around the globe as they create innovative and state-of-the-art mobility solutions.

He is a frequent speaker on these topics speaking at events such as The Economist in addition to C-suite events of Fortune 500 clients. His work has been published in leading publications including The World Economic Forum and Harvard Business Review, among others.

Book(s) co-authored by Nikolaus Lang

Beyond Great

Great is no longer good enough. Beyond Great delivers a powerful new playbook of 9 core strategies to thrive in a post-COVID world where all the rules of the game are being re-written.

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World Economic Forum | November 16, 2022

5 Key Predictions for the Future of Talent Migration

As migration accelerates and work is decoupled from place, cities must recruit for the economy they want, not the economy they have.

BCG Henderson Institute | November 3, 2022

How Cities Can Win The Competition For Talent — And Residents

The time to act is now: We predict that the pillars of the global economy will coalesce around nations and cities that deliberately guide policy toward attracting and retaining top talent.

BCG.COM | June 14, 2022

When Innovation Has No Borders, Culture Is Key

Many companies aspire to global diversity, but only a few achieve it. Here’s how leading organizations overcome cultural obstacles to build globally diverse teams.

BCG Henderson Institute | May 24, 2020

Between Europe Inc. and Digital Giants, a Win-Win Cooperation Is Possible

European governments, companies, and the world's digital giants will have to figure out ways of coming together to develop a range of AI solutions for the world. A win-win relationship between actors is not just a possibility, but a must in order to successfully seize the opportunity and thrive AI in Europe.

BCG Henderson Institute | May 10, 2020

Europe Can Catch Up in AI, But Must Act — Today

Its leaders must quickly implement policy reforms that will enable EU companies to deploy AI at scale.

BCG Henderson Institute | April 18, 2020

How Companies Can Win the COVID-19 Battle with Scenarios

The complexity of this crisis can be paralyzing. But by approaching it methodically and with data, companies can act decisively as the business landscape evolves.