The world of business, up close and exclusively on DW-TV. Roland Berger takes you on a journey through six countries.
Experience the global economy with Roland Berger. Accompany the German entrepreneur on a tour of the economic powerhouses of the world. Join him as he meets tycoons, managers and ministers. Professor Roland Berger is one of Germany’s most respected strategists and the founder of the consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a globally operating company.
With Roland Berger, you’ll get a look behind the scenes of the world’s major economies, from Latin America to Asia.
Exclusively for DW-TV viewers, Roland Berger will travel through France, Japan, Finland, Brazil, China and Germany, countries he knows well. With him, we’ll meet entrepreneurs and business leaders who usually shy away from publicity.
Japan, January 25th, 2004 (18:30 UTC)
After more than 10 years of economic stagnation, Japan’s economy is slowly staggering to its feet. In Tokyo, Roland Berger meets Nobuyuki Idei, the CEO of Sony, who’s trying to restructure his company. Roland Berger climbs the Mori Tower and talks with its builder, Minoru Mori. His real estate firm has made it through several crises. On a visit to Kyoto, Roland Berger meets Kyocera CEO Kazuo Inamori. The head of one of Japan’s largest industrial companies discusses both management, and meditation.
France, January 18th, 2004 (18:30 UTC)
Reform pressure is growing in France. State-owned companies must be privatized. Roland Berger discusses the issue with ‘superminister’ Francis Mer. The auto industry has a long tradition in France, and Renault’s Megane is one of the most successful mid-level sedans sold today. Roland Berger meets with Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer. But France is also known for fashion and luxury. In Paris, Roland Berger visits Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermès, head of Hermès, and gets a tour of his domain.