Watson Liu is currently a Roland Berger Supervisory Board Member and a Global Partner. Liu is also the Independent Board Director of BaoSteel Co., Ltd. He has more than 20 years of professional consulting and industry management experience in Greater China, UK and the US. Prior to joining Roland Berger, Watson worked for two leading US-based management consulting firms.
Watson leads the Energy & Utilities, Chemicals, EPHT (Engineering Products & High Tech), Operations Practices of Roland Berger Greater China. He has deep knowledge and project experience in Energy (Oil & Gas, Coal, Electricity, New Energy etc.), Utilities (Water, Waste Treatment, Environmental Protection etc.), Chemicals (Petro-Chemicals, Coal-Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals etc.), Advanced Manufacturing, Transmission & Distribution Equipment and Steel.
Watson has extensive consulting experience serving leading Chinese state-owned enterprises, private companies and multinational companies. He also has in-depth expertise in the functional areas of corporate strategy, globalization strategy & international M&As, sales & marketing, organization transformation, post-merger integration, performance management, operations improvement (R&D, sourcing, manufacturing) and supply chain management.
Watson is a famous expert in the green/clean technology sector, with knowledge and experience in renewable energies and energy efficiency segments such as Wind, Solar, Nuclear, Biomass, EV, Smart Grid, Energy Saving/Green Building, Industrial Energy Efficiency, and Distributed Energy Supply. Watson is co-author of the books Green Growth, Green Profit and Light Footprint Management (Chinese version).
Watson holds an MBA from University of Cambridge and an MSc in Supply Chain Management from Cranfield School of Management. He also attended the Global Energy Program of Harvard University.