The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has appointed David Panhans as Partner & Managing Director of its Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice. David, who is based in Dubai, will be responsible for providing strategic insight, tactical expertise and in-depth analysis to a broad range of clients spanning the region’s ever-evolving communications and media industry.
As a core member of BCG Middle East's TMT practice – one of the firm’s most important priority areas – David Panhans’ specialties include corporate strategy development, large-scale business transformations, and operating model designs.
“David brings with him over 13 years of international consulting experience and a proven track record of delivering strong business results across an array of high-profile projects,” said Joerg Hildebrandt, BCG Middle East Managing Partner. “His appointment – a move that comes amidst a momentous time of change and transition for the region’s communications industry – reflects BCG Middle East’s staunch commitment to boosting its TMT practice.”
He added, “In recent years, the digital era has ushered in a plethora of radical changes that continue to transform and reinvent key regional sectors. We are confident that David will be instrumental in helping industry players effectively withstand the market’s ebbs and flows.”
David Panhans also stated, “I am delighted to be taking on the position of Partner & Managing Director of BCG Middle East’s TMT practice. The Middle East’s communications sector is dynamic, fast-growing, and riddled with challenges. With this in mind, I look forward to addressing my clients’ most critical needs, driving their business forward and solidifying their future success.”
David Panhans first joined BCG’s Dubai office in 2011. Since then, he has managed multiple large-scale turnaround and business launch projects comprising numerous private and public stakeholders.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Hagen and a Master in International Business from ESCP Europe.