Nikolai Dobberstein
Nikolai Dobberstein
Contributor, The Yuan

Nikolai Dobberstein is a partner and head of Kearney's Communications, Media, and Technology practice in Asia Pacific. He has broad experience in working with telecoms, tower companies, and IT and business process outsourcing service providers in India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. 

His engagements have included growth and technology strategy, digital services and media strategy, network rollouts and sharing, large-scale transformation programs, and major cost and operational front-line improvements. He has served in various leadership roles as a management consultant, board member, and business head. Before joining Kearney in 2011, he was ExCo member for New Businesses and Strategy at Maxis Malaysia responsible for all mobile data and Internet businesses and propelling Maxis into one of the world's top 15 mobile data players.

He has a PhD in Technology and Innovation Management from the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel in Germany.

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