About Bernd

Dr. Bernd Elser leads Accenture’s global Chemicals practice. Bernd leads a team of strategy, function, technology, industry, engineering and Industry X professionals as they assist chemicals organizations innovate, digitize, automate, generate growth and build resilience.

With 20 years’ experience in the chemicals sector, Bernd has helped organizations across the industry—from basic and intermediate chemicals to polymers, agricultural chemicals, paints and coatings, industrial gases, and other specialty chemicals—to address their most challenging and vital business issues, drive growth, optimize business operations and extract value at the intersection of business and technology. His functional expertise covers strategy development and commercial, operational and functional excellence.

Bernd joined Accenture in 2011, leading its Chemicals and Natural Resources Strategy practices across Europe prior to taking on his current global role.

Bernd holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a Doctorate from Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany.



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