How is the car industry addressing and overcoming COVID-19?

The global auto industry is expected to witness an unprecedented and almost instant stalling of demand in 2020. Recent announcements from car industries attempt to address key online initiatives to adapt to these troubled times.

The car industry is a key engine of growth. Employment of the automobile industry: 14 million people in Europe, 8 million in the US. The turnover earned by the automotive industry exceeds 7% of EU GDP, 3-3.5% of the overall GDP in the US and 10% in China.

In this exclusive video Q&A with Matthieu Simon, Partner at Roland Berger, Dickel Sooriah, VP of Marketing EMEA, asks questions about the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 in the car industry worldwide.  You'll learn about:

- The penetration of online channels across all automotive segments in times of COVID
- The state of aftermarket & spare parts
- Top 3 transformation projects for the recovery of the automotive industry

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About our speakers:

Matthieu Simon
Partn​​​​​​​er at Roland Berger

Matthieu is a Partner with 12 years of experience in management consulting. Specialized in Automotive and Investor Support, he has developed key expertise on Aftermarket and Distribution, notably analyzing the e-commerce risks and opportunities.

He also has broad experience in electric vehicle & charging infrastructures, commercial vehicle, engineering megatrends.

He focuses his projects in top corporate strategy for Automotive OEMs, OES, IAMs, fleet and mobility players, operational performance including sales & programs efficiency and strategic due diligence, M&A and PMI.

Matthieu graduated from ESCP Europe business school with a European track in Paris, London and Berlin.

Dickel Sooriah
VP of Marketing EMEA
Dickel is Head of Marketing for EMEA. With over 15 years of experience in the telecom & technology business in both start-ups and larger companies, He brings extensive B2B experience in business development, marketing and ecosystems strategy. Dickel carries with him hands-on knowledge about rolling-out SaaS based software in Europe, APAC and the Americas.