Dr. Heiko von der Gracht

Senior Manager - Innovation & Strategic Growth Initiatives

KPMG in Germany

Dr. Heiko von der Gracht is one of Germany’s leading experts for futures research. The premier financial daily in Germany, Handelsblatt, places him among the top 100 of the most productive researchers in German-speaking countries in its 2014 rankings for business administration. Since 2013, he has been responsible for futures studies within KPMG Germany, working most recently on the topics of procurement, energy, corporate education and the workplace of the future. Heiko von der Gracht is an expert for the Delphi and Scenario method of strategic foresight and is the author of several management books, including "The Energy Challenge: A License for Navigating the Future" (Redline).

Areas of expertise

Advisory Deal Advisory Energy and Natural Resources Execution Fix Turnaround

Education and qualifications

  • Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude), Dissertation on „Futures Research in Logistics and Mobility“

  • MSc. International Trade, University of Plymouth (UK)

  • Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. (FH), Ingenieur (NL) Logistik-Management, HS Niederrhein/ Fontys Venlo (NL)


  • 2014-heute Research projects on procurement 2035, new work worlds 2035+, virtual reality & technology trends

  • 2011-2015 Developer of guiding themes « Activation of cluster potentials », EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr

  • 2010-2013 Network project leader BMBF Excellence Cluster Project “Competitiveness Monitor”, EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr

  • 2013-2014 Research projects on corporate education, supply chain trends, energy, future of work

  • 2011-2013 Automotive 2030, scenarios for e-mobility, multi-modal mobility

Industry knowledge

  • Corporate Education , Procurement , Logistics & Mobility , energy , FMCG / retail, automotive, manufacturing

Connect with me

  • Berlin, DE

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