Dr. Sebastian Walter is an Expert Vice President and heads Bain’s Advanced Digital and Product Team across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in Berlin. He is also a member of our Results Delivery and Customer Strategy & Marketing practices.
Sebastian has more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience throughout Western Europe, Australia and the Nordics.
He supports clients in solving business challenges with digital solutions, including customer experience augmentation, internal efficiency improvement and building new business areas leveraging digital. He accompanies ideation (design thinking), customer insights generation, the prototyping and the development and optimization of digital products, such as apps, data driven business intelligence dashboards or improved omnichannel customer journeys.
He also has profound experience in managing and implementing large transformation projects, spanning value generation, process management and organizational engagement. His work in this arena also includes digital transformations, operating model improvements and merger situations, in addition to go-to-market strategies and customer centricity programs.
Apart from work, he speaks regularly at universities and conferences, such as Tech Open Air and Tech Crunch.
Prior to joining us in 2008, Sebastian worked in sales and marketing management positions at Unilever and Olympus Optical. He also founded Jurawelt, an Internet startup providing academic legal materials to students and practitioners.
He holds a Doctorate in Public Economic Law from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, a Master in Law and Economics from the University of Hamburg, and an undergraduate law degree from Oberlandesgericht Nürnberg Fürth.
In his personal time, Sebastian is an avid runner, race bike cyclist and photographer.
- “How Companies Can Keep Up with Shoppers’ Accelerating Use of Mobile,” Snap Chart, 23.03.2020
- “Your Customers Put Mobile First. Do You?,” Brief, 04.12.2019
- “Sebastian Walter: Cascading Corporate Change,” Video, 29.06.2018
- “Soul Searching: True Transformations Start Within,” Brief, 13.06.2018
- “Cascading Corporate Change: How to Engage Your Team in Transformation,” Managing Change Blog, 27.02.2018 , Article