Ninghua Song

Ninghua Song is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium; a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Shanghai, China; and leads ADL’s Automotive and Manufacturing practice. Dr. Song has over 15 years’ experience in top management consulting and industry with automotive OEMs and major global and local suppliers. She has a deep understanding of the Chinese market, plus her global experience covers Asia-Pacific more broadly, as well as Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Dr. Song primarily advises companies in the sectors of automotive, manufacturing, and energy. Her main fields of expertise include strategy development, marketing, sales and after-sales, operations improvement, and transformation. In the electric vehicle (EV) and EV battery areas, Dr. Song’s project topics cover regulation and collaboration with the government, product strategy, battery technology, and recycling strategy. She also works on M&A and Chinese outward investment for Chinese organizations looking to create growth opportunities in Europe, North America, and beyond. Dr. Song earned a PhD in manufacturing management from the University of Cambridge, UK. She can be reached at