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 chemical organizations to 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.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a Doctor of Medicine from Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Bernd’s Accenture blogs

Accenture shares how a new Chief Carbon Officer role can help chemical companies with complex decarbonization and emission reduction challenges.

Digital marketplaces can be an effective sales channel for chemical companies, improving customer experience and growth.

COVID-19 has created unique opportunities for chemical companies to try new ways of operating that can lead to greater, more sustainable value.

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