jan gerrit köchling

PARTNER - Roland Berger

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Jan Gerrit joined the firm in 2013 and is a key driver of our Transportation, Tourism & Logistics platform. He has focused on the maritime field for the last 10 years and worked in the industry across North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He serves a diverse client base from shipping and cruise lines, yachting, and marinas, all the way through to ports and shipyards on topics such as market entry strategies, performance improvement, technical feasibility studies and transformations. Jan came to the Middle East in 2016 from Roland Berger Germany and joined our Dubai office full-time in 2018, where he heads our Maritime practice and supports the Aerospace & Defense practice. Prior to joining Roland Berger, he worked in consulting and equity management in Europe. He holds university degrees from Germany and Spain and an MBA from IE Business School/UCLA Anderson. 

Areas of Expertise


The idea that drives us as management consultants Every great business is driven by an idea. Something grand, earth shattering and so impossible to let go of, that it must be pursued. Ours is that the world must master business, environmental and social challenges to secure sustainable growth, instead of focusing on short-term financial interest at the cost of future generations. There is a lack of equilibrium – we must rebalance. We need a new model. An approach not solely based on measuring temporary shareholder returns, but on something deeper, more meaningful and more substantial. Why? Because we believe that progress and innovation should – and can – create lasting change. We are convinced that, in taking responsibility for the most profound challenges of our time, we have a unique opportunity to rethink the system. A new way of achieving growth and securing robust and profitable business, while safeguarding a viable future. Most importantly, we believe that as management consultants we have an active role to play. That we stand on the precipice of a fundamental change, facing a horizon of limitless opportunities – new models, value and supply chains, technologies and ways of doing business, which must be executed with purpose. The big idea that drives us is to help organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs to reimagine their reality and shift the world towards a new sustainable paradigm.

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