Nico Hartmann

Nico, a Partner based in the Munich office, joined Oliver Wyman in 2005 and works with industrial clients in plant engineering and construction, shipbuilding, defense and other large-scale project type industries.

“When I was studying, I wanted to pursue a career as an Entrepreneur. Then I learned about Oliver Wyman. The internship, the work and the achievements we made together – with Oliver Wyman colleagues and with clients – has changed my mind. I still enjoy working with excellent people on a broad variety of challenges. The insights and solutions we generate together will shape the future – in times of digitalization even more than ever before.”

Nico’s strong industry expertise allows him to cover the whole value chain from Sales to Service. His project experience for his focus industries includes a broad set of topics such as sales force effectiveness, end-to-end process design and IT systems, global organization and footprint design, international capability build-up in operations and cost reduction.


Previously all plant engineering companies were concerned with restructuring and capacity adjustments. But today’s focus is clearly on process efficiency and digitalization, new digital business models and sales force effectiveness. Many start-ups have emerged, which have the potential to fundamentally change the rules of the game for plant engineering incumbents. These offer great opportunities for collaboration and acquisitions.

Before joining the firm, Nico studied Business Administration at the Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management (WHU) in Koblenz. Nico also spent two semesters in the MBA programs of Kobe University, Japan, and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In 2007, I was staffed on my first project for a shipyard. Since then I have been part of many projects that have shaped the shipbuilding industry in Europe, leaving only few, strong players. Today we are talking to clients about Digital Shipyards and Autonomous Ships – both will be reality soon.