Matthias supports energy firms in benefiting from the transformation of the energy industry through growth strategies, radical innovation and smart use of digitalization.

Central Europe
Matthias von Bechtolsheim
Matthias von Bechtolsheim
About Matthias

Matthias is a Director at Arthur D. Little based in our Frankfurt office, serving clients in the Energy & Utilities industry. 

After joining Arthur D. Little in 1993, Matthias advised clients in the management of information systems, ranging from business-driven IT strategy, organizational transformation of IT departments, outsourcing, and performance improvement including IT cost reduction. He has also served IT service providers ranging from software to service, helping to shape their strategies and improve performance. 

Since 2001, he has focused his engagement on energy & utilities, helping clients to master the liberalization of the industry and later to cope with the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition. Examples of his work include

  • Strategy and partnering approach for new digital products and business models for a German mid-size utility
  • Energy services market analysis and growth strategy for a large European utility
  • Market analysis and opportunity identification in the area of power grid stabilization, energy efficiency and transmission and distribution-grid equipment for an Asian technology group 
  • Design overall governance, roles and responsibilities of Corporate Security Management of a German transmission grid operator (TSO)
  • Review and define improvement measures for the management of offshore-wind park connection projects of a German transmission grid operator (TSO)
  • Market and opportunity analysis of the Austrian market for Smart Metering solutions for an American communication equipment vendor 
  • Decommissioning strategy for a German nuclear operator with multiple nuclear power plants after a short-term shutdown
  • Nuclear new-build procurement strategy and project development for a group of European utilities
  • Organization design of the nuclear new build governance and organization for a German utility
  • Design and implementation of the nuclear new-build project management for a German utility 
  • IT benchmarking, cost reduction and IT reorganization for a large German municipal utility
  • IT strategy for a large German electric utility company after a merger of four single utility companies
Past Experience
German National Research Center for Computer Science (GMD)
Project Manager
University of Cologne, Institute for Corporate Planning
Research Assistant
University of Cologne (Germany)
PhD (Business Application of Artificial Intelligence)
University of Cologne (Germany)
Business Administration and Management, Information Management, Dipl.-Kfm.