Rich became the sixth president and chief executive officer of BCG in January 2013. Based in New York and Beijing, he has been on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2006.
Before becoming CEO, Rich was BCG’s chairman for North and South America since 2009 and head of the New York Metro office system starting in 2000. His client work has focused on innovation, strategy, and large-scale transformation in the health care and consumer sectors. In 2009, Consulting magazine named him one of the industry's most influential consultants.
Prior to joining BCG in 1988, Rich worked as a process development engineer and group leader at Procter & Gamble. He holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Read Rich’s recent “Boss Talk” interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Jeremy is responsible for all legal and compliance matters within BCG. He leads a team of attorneys in the United States and Europe, utilizing his extensive experience advising on legal, governance, and risk-management issues within professional service firms.
Jeremy graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in law and—after a three-year break to compete for Great Britain as an international athlete—obtained his professional qualifications at Guildhall University Law School. He went on to practice internationally as a corporate lawyer in the London and Paris offices of a leading city law firm. Before BCG, Jeremy worked for ten years at the global professional services organizations Andersen and Ernst & Young, where he was European & deputy general counsel and global general counsel, respectively.
Frans is a senior partner in our Amsterdam office. He is the global leader of BCG’s Client Team, which supports client-service teams around the world in key activities such as prioritization, investment, pricing, and planning. Frans is also a member of our Financial Institutions and Insurance practices.
Since joining BCG in 1991, Frans has worked in many industries and multiple countries. Over that time, he has specialized in working for banks and insurance companies, developing growth strategies and value-management programs, as well as numerous profit-improvement programs, reorganization projects, and complete transformations. From 2005 to 2008 he was responsible for BCG's Central European and Eastern European offices.
Frans holds a BBA from the European University (Belgium and Switzerland) and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a reservist in the Royal Dutch Marine Corps. Before BCG, he worked for Staal Bankiers, a specialized private bank in The Netherlands.
Pascal is chairman of the Western Europe, South America, and Northern Africa region. He is also a core member of the Operations and Industrial Goods practices, and he was previously head of BCG's Paris-North Africa-Israel system. He has also been the European leader of the Operations practice and global leader on the Sourcing and Lean topics.
Since joining BCG in 1990, Pascal has worked on numerous strategic and operational cases focusing primarily on transformations at large industrial companies. His experience includes developing growth strategies, performance improvement plans, and global manufacturing and sourcing strategies for a variety of clients, notably in project-based industries.
Before BCG, Pascal worked for Arthur Andersen as a senior consultant in management information systems. Pascal is an engineer from Ecole des Mines de Nancy, and he holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Tawfik is a partner in our Toronto office, and he is a core member of BCG's Consumer, Corporate Development, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, and Travel and Tourism practices.
Tawfik has worked with corporate clients in Europe, North America, and Asia, helping transform their businesses. He has also served private and public institutional investors around the world. His work at BCG spans a wide range of topics, including business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, operations, and family business/governance.
Before joining BCG in 2005, Tawfik ran a project-management software company in the U.S. and worked in consulting and investment banking in France. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and international affairs from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Matt is a senior partner and managing director, and the leader of BCG's Great Lakes and Canada systems. He is also a member of the Consumer and Retail and Organization practices. Additionally, Matt serves on the Global Partner People Team and the Officer Compensation Committee, and he is chair of the Americas Officer Development Committee.
Since joining BCG in 1983, Matt has worked extensively for clients on a variety of strategy, corporate development, organization, and marketing, sales, and pricing issues including corporate/business unit and brand strategy, mergers and acquisitions, postmerger integration, restructuring, customer strategy, go-to-market, and emerging-markets strategy. His experience covers a broad range of consumer industries, including food and beverage, personal-care products, broadcast and print media, and building products.
Matt earned his MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar. He received his BA in economics, cum laude, with distinction in his major, from Yale University.
Andy is a senior partner and the leader of BCG's London office. He is the global leader of BCG's Retail Banking topic, and he has worked extensively with top-tier financial institutions in the U.K., Europe, the U.S., and Japan. He also previously led BCG’s global Asset Management segment.
Andy has extensive experience in postmerger integration (PMI), sales force effectiveness, operational improvement, and organization design. He has worked on PMI projects for a number of banks and insurance companies and has also led multiple engagements on retail distribution strategy.
Before BCG, Andy was a principal at Gemini Consulting and AT Kearney. He previously worked for Lloyds Bank in U.K. retail, corporate, and international banking. Andy holds a double honors degree in computer engineering and mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.
Sharon joined BCG in 1993 and led BCG’s Consumer practice through 2012.
In addition to being named one of the "Top 25 Consultants" by Consulting magazine in 2007, Sharon received a special award for client service at the magazine's first annual Achievement Awards honoring women leaders in consulting. She led BCG’s Women's Initiative in the Americas from 2004 - 2011.
Sharon earned her MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, where she graduated with distinction. She earned her BA in economics, magna cum laude, with high honors in her major, from Duke University. Prior to joining BCG, she worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. in the mergers and acquisitions department.
Hubertus Meinecke joined BCG in 1995 and is the head of our Hamburg office. He is the leader of the Industrial Goods practice in the United Kingdom and is a member of BCG's Metals and Mining and Automotive practices. He is also an expert in the research and development topic.
Hubertus’ extensive experience in the automotive industry includes working on the optimization of engineering standards for German auto manufacturers, strategy development, process redesign, and brand integration. In the metals and mining industry, he has worked with numerous global companies on procurement and sourcing optimization, cost reduction, transformation initiatives, postmerger integration, and growth strategies.
Hubertus holds a PhD in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and he earned his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Takashi Mitachi joined BCG in 1993 and is the head of BCG’s Japan operations. He leads the Strategy practice in Japan and is also a core member of the Financial Institutions, Marketing and Sales, and Organization practice areas.
Takashi has led projects for Japanese and multinational clients in a wide range of financial and consumer industries. He has also written a book, The BCG Way – the Art of Strategic Insight, which focuses on how to develop capabilities to generate strategic insight.
Before joining BCG, Takashi worked for 14 years at Japan Airlines, where his positions included manager of the corporate planning department at the head office in Tokyo. He holds an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a BA in American literature from the University of Kyoto.
Vaishali joined BCG in 1997 and has worked in our Singapore and India offices. She leads the Technology, Media and Telecom practice for BCG in Southeast Asia, and is the Asia-Pacific leader for Marketing and Sales. Vaishali has worked across more than 20 emerging markets and brings deep expertise in the consumer industry as well as go-to-market strategies for rapidly developing economies.
During her time at BCG Vaishali has led assignments covering strategy, business build in the new digital space, and large-scale transformations. She has experience in segmentation, retail/POS excellence, marketing effectiveness, and organization. She has also authored publications on consumer insights, behavioral trends in the digital, converged world, and the socio-economic benefits of broadband internet.
Vaishali received her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and earned her undergraduate degree from Mumbai University.
Tom is chairman of the North America region for BCG. Before taking over as regional chairman, he was the global leader of BCG's Information Technology practice.
In addition to his extensive North American experience, Tom has worked in Europe, Australia, and Asia, helping clients transform their businesses and their IT functions. His work at BCG spans a wide range of topics, including business strategies, transformations, and risk management.
Before BCG, Tom was acting CIO of Bankers Trust Australia/New Zealand, and was a relationship manager for private clients and small to medium-sized companies for Dresdner Bank AG in Germany. He holds an MBA from Indiana University and a PhD in economics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
David is a senior partner in our London office and former leader of the global Financial Institutions practice. He currently serves as Chairman of Global Practices.
Since joining BCG in 1985, David has worked with financial services clients all over the world on projects involving major strategy and organizational change. Although his main focus is supporting senior management on questions of overall portfolio and governance, David continues to devote as much time as possible to working in the retail end of the business.
David is also a coauthor of BCG's popular Collateral Damage content series, which advises senior executives on how to protect companies from the worst of the economic downturn—and prepare them for the economy's recovery.
David is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and previously worked for Arthur Andersen. He received his bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence from University College, Oxford, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Debbie is responsible for leading BCG's global finance function and for financial matters at BCG. Before assuming her current role, Debbie was the partner responsible for tax, treasury, and finance. She has been with the firm since 2001.
Prior to joining BCG, Debbie was the PricewaterhouseCoopers lead tax partner serving BCG since 1990. At PwC, she ran the Northeast region's international tax group for several years, and she served on PwC's U.S. board of directors in 2000.
Debbie is a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management. She earned her undergraduate degree in engineering from Duke University.
Janmejaya is chairman of BCG in Asia-Pacific. His primary focus is around issues of strategy, corporate governance, risk, operations, and organization for financial services clients around the world.
Janmejaya writes regularly for the Indian press and speaks frequently on a wide variety of subjects in different industry forums such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Indian Banks Association (IBA). He is regularly asked to join committees formed by the Reserve Bank of India, IBA, and CII and currently is chairman of the CII Committee on Financial Inclusion and a member of the Investment Advisory Council for the State of Bihar.
Before becoming a consultant, Janmejaya worked for ten years with the Reserve Bank of India across various departments. He has a PhD from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; a BA and an MA in economics from Clare College, Cambridge University; and a BA and an MA in history from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
Paul is a partner and managing director in the Sydney office. Since joining BCG in 1998, he has worked for clients in a range of industry sectors, including travel and tourism, agribusiness, consumer goods, food services, industrial goods, financial services and telecommunications.
Paul is a core member of BCG's Travel and Tourism, People & Organization, and Operations practice areas. He is also a topic leader for BCG's Engaging for Results organization tool.
Before BCG and university, Paul worked in the agribusiness sector through his management of a family dairy-farming business. This business is still operated by his family and has grown into one of Australia's largest dairy farming operations. Paul has a bachelor's of arts and law degree from the University of Queensland and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Christian is chairman of the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and South Africa region. He is also a member of the Financial Institutions, Global Advantage, and People and Organization practices, and he was previously chair of the Management Team for Germany and Austria.
Throughout his career, Christian has worked on and led projects on strategy, postmerger integration, organization, and transformation for financial services and capital goods companies. His experience includes working with banks and industrial conglomerates.
Christian is a certified lawyer in Germany and holds a PhD in law from the University of Bonn and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.