Lionel is a senior partner in the Paris office, and he has been with BCG since 1991. Lionel leads the firm's Financial Institutions practice. His experience within BCG includes extensive work with banks in France, Italy, and Spain on all areas of their operations, as well as projects in the high-tech, consumer, industrial goods, and health care sectors. Lionel is particularly experienced in working with financial institutions on postmerger integration, strategic planning, risk assessment, and process redesign.
His work with retail banks over the years has included projects focusing on distribution efficiency improvement, client segmentation, sales force organization and effectiveness, multichannel strategy, and direct-banking strategy. Lionel has also worked on numerous cases as a member of the Insurance and Marketing and Sales practices.
Before BCG, Lionel worked for France Telecom Research Center as a research engineer. He holds degrees from Ecole Normale Supérieure and Collège des Ingénieurs.
Ralf is a senior partner in BCG's London office. As the global leader of the Information Technology practice, he works with clients in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the Americas to help them gain competitive advantage through the use of technology.
Ralf has extensive experience in large-scale business and technology transformations and has worked on all aspects of IT value management. Over the course of his career, he has developed IT and digital strategies for financial services, telecom, media, and consumer goods clients. He has also led a number of postmerger integrations in banking and health care, with a particular focus on technology and operations, as well as numerous due-diligence projects across many industries.
Before BCG, Ralf worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany and Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers (IBM) in the U.K. Ralf holds an honors degree in economics and business administration from Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany.
Patrick is a senior partner in our Sydney office and has worked in the London, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Lisbon, and Singapore offices since first joining BCG in 1987. Before taking over as global leader of the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice, Patrick spent five years as the regional leader of the practice for Asia-Pacific. He has also opened and led the Singapore office, and was the head of BCG's operations in Australia and New Zealand for five years.
In addition to his global leadership role, Patrick is a member of BCG's Corporate Development, Strategy, and Operations practices. His experience includes work on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, postmerger integration, innovation, operational improvement, and transformation for global and local companies in Europe, Australia, and Asia.
He also previously led the European office for iFormation Group, a joint venture between BCG, Goldman Sachs, and General Atlantic Partners focused on making technology investments alongside leading companies. Patrick holds a doctorate degree in turbomachinery from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and research fellow, and a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Manchester University.
Mark is a senior partner in the New York office, and he has been with BCG since 1990. In addition to his role as global leader of the Industrial Goods practice, he is a member of BCG's Operations, Energy, Corporate Development, and Global Advantage practices. Over the years, his work experience has focused on issues such as strategy formulation and process improvement and redesign, mainly in the industrial goods and energy and utilities sectors.
Prior to joining BCG, Mark worked with the International Finance Corporation and in venture capital with PRVF. He has also worked in international economic development as a director with Save the Children.
Mark holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, as well as a bachelor of arts degree and a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University.
Grant joined the Melbourne office of BCG in 1989 and in 1993 transferred to Boston. He is the global leader of the People & Organization Practice and the former managing partner of the Boston office and Americas Management Team.
Grant's consulting experience has focused primarily on helping clients with large-scale transformations, concentrating on both the hard and soft side of driving major organizational change. He has worked across a broad range of industries, including financial services, industrial products, business and information services, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and retail.
Grant was previously a marketing communications manager for Hewlett-Packard. He received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the Chisholm Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, where he was the medal winner for corporate strategy.
Steve joined BCG in 1983 in the Boston office and in 1995 founded the Washington office, which he led until 2003. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Steve also led the Consumer practice on the East Coast and BCG's Retail practice in North America.
From 2003-2009 Steve led BCG's operations in North and South America. In 2010, he took on global leadership of BCG's Transformation & Large Scale Change practice, which he continues to lead.
Throughout all of these roles, Steve's primary client focus has been helping clients drive major change in performance in their organizations via fundamental shifts in strategy, operations, processes, and organizational structure and culture. His primary client focus still remains on retail, consumer, and distribution clients, although Steve assists with transformations across a wide range of industries.
Steve is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review, as well as the Yale School of Management and Cornell University.
Knut started working at BCG in 2000, and he is a partner in the Geneva office. In addition to his role as global leader of BCG's Strategy practice, he is a member of the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology practice.
Through his client work at BCG, Knut has accumulated extensive experience in a number of industries, including financial services, petroleum, consumer goods and retailing, technology, and telecommunications. He previously worked as executive director of The Research Council of Norway, heading the innovation division. He was also an associate professor at the Norwegian School of Management BI and a research associate at IMD in Switzerland.
Knut has a master’s degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and a PhD in strategy from Copenhagen Business School. He was also a postdoctorate/visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Rich joined BCG in 1993 and is a senior partner in our Atlanta office. Before assuming the role of global leader of the Marketing and Sales practice, he served as BCG's chief of staff and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Operating Committee. He is also the co-leader of BCG's global Enablement initiative.
Rich is one of our leading experts on Pricing, as he was previously the co-leader of BCG’s Pricing topic and now helps run our Pricing Enablement Center. He has also worked extensively across marketing, sales, and all aspects of driving a client's top line. In addition, Rich has significant experience in other “go-to-market” areas, including innovation, marketing communications, and branding. Regardless of the topic, Rich's focus is on delivering value to clients and enabling them to sustain the momentum.
Rich holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University.
Larry is a senior partner in our Melbourne office and is the founder and global leader of BCG’s Public Sector practice. He previously led the firm's Public Sector and Health Care practice in Australia and New Zealand.
Larry has extensive public sector experience across a wide range of government agencies—including work in education, justice, health and welfare, energy, and sustainability.
Larry is known for leading work that generates tangible impact in complex, sensitive stakeholder settings. Selected examples of his project experience include developing an operating model for a large state police system; optimizing welfare distribution services; energy deregulation and privatization of state-owned energy assets; helping to define the Australian government’s strategy for a national solar energy program; and developing a work force strategy for a large state public education system.
Since joining BCG in 1989, Larry has also worked in the manufacturing, health care, retail, food processing, and mining industries on strategy development and organizational redesign projects. He spent two years in BCG’s Boston office.
Prior to joining BCG, Larry spent five years working for the Federal and Victorian Treasury Departments.
Larry holds a bachelor’s degree economics from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree in economics with first class honors from the University of Melbourne.
Ludger Kuebel-Sorger is a senior partner in BCG's Frankfurt office and is the global leader of BCG’s Knowledge practice. From 2002 to 2006, he led BCG’s German and Austrian Banking practices.
As leader of the Knowledge practice, Ludger has responsibility for guiding the firm’s significant investments in the development of new knowledge, expertise, and capabilities. Along with the leaders of BCG’s Industry and Functional practices, Ludger oversees BCG’s global Knowledge Team.
In client service, he has taken a special interest in knowledge-intensive banking sectors such as capital markets, asset management, and wealth management, and topics such as sales, marketing, and innovation. Many of his clients are leading international financial institutions.
Before joining BCG, Ludger worked for B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co., the German investment bank and securities company. Ludger studied Economics and Business Administration at the University of Cologne and at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Paris.
Heiner is a senior partner in the Cologne office. In addition to his role in the firm’s Insurance practice, he is a member of the Health Care practice. Since joining BCG in 1992, Heiner has led numerous strategy, process reengineering, and organizational effectiveness projects as well as some large PMI cases. His clients include global leaders in the primary insurance and in the reinsurance business.
Before joining BCG, Heiner completed an apprenticeship with Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie and was a trainee with Kaufhof Holding. He studied business administration at Cologne University and is a Diplom-Kaufmann.
Tom is a senior partner in the Dallas office. In addition to his role as global leader of the Consumer practice, he leads the Private Equity practice in the Americas. He is also the former head of BCG's South System (Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami offices).
Tom has worked extensively with packaged goods manufacturers, retailers (small and large box), and restaurant companies, focusing on areas such as growth strategy, innovation, consumer insight, category management, portfolio strategy, distribution economics, trade spending, and postmerger integration.
Before BCG, Tom worked for Arthur Andersen & Co., where he consulted for a variety of businesses on operational and strategic issues. Tom earned his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ivan joined BCG in 1987 and is a senior partner in the Madrid office. He is the global leader of firm's Energy practice and is also an active member of the Industrial Goods and Organization practices. He previously served as worldwide topic leader for talent advantage in the Organization practice.
Ivan is an expert in helping CEOs transform their companies by defining the change agenda and assisting in the transformation. He has worked with numerous companies in the power, gas, oil, and sustainable development sectors, and with industrial goods clients in related industries to develop their strategic visions and support the implementation. He has also advised governments and regulators in different countries on issues related to energy regulation and sustainable development.
Ivan sits on the advisory boards of several foundations, companies, and educational institutions. He is a frequent speaker on organizational and energy issues and has authored a book on strategic planning as well as numerous articles on organization topics. He has a PhD summa cum laude in business administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
David is a senior partner in our San Francisco office and leader of the firm's Global Advantage practice. He previously served as the managing partner of BCG's Greater China practice.
David has been with BCG since 1992, when he joined our Shanghai office, and he has extensive experience working with multinational corporations and local Chinese companies on a wide range of operational, strategic, and organizational issues. His client experience includes work with oil refiners, airlines, industrial goods manufacturers, electronics companies, and telecommunications providers.
He is a coauthor of our groundbreaking Global Challengers report series and also a coauthor of the BCG book The $10 Trillion Prize, which details how companies can win over new consumers in the burgeoning consumer markets of China and India. Additionally, David is the principal author of a Harvard-sponsored study titled “Building Asian Telecom Competitiveness" and coauthor of the book Asia’s Digital Dividends, which was published in 2000.
David holds a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Ernest W. Arbuckle Award. He was also a Rotary Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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.
Alexander Roos joined BCG in 1998 and is a senior partner and managing director in the Berlin office. In addition to his role as global leader of the Corporate Development practice, he is a member of BCG's Industrial Goods and Operations practices and leader of the firm's global M&A team.
Alexander's work includes supporting global portfolio and strategy reviews, developing and implementing acquisition strategies and divestiture programs, structuring and managing turnaround processes and performance improvements, and organizing investor-management and capital-market studies.
He has extensive experience working with global corporations, as well as for international private-equity investors and sovereign wealth funds, covering a wide range of industries, including industrial goods, health care, energy, and financial institutions.
Before joining BCG, Alexander held positions in consulting, financial advisory services, and corporate controlling in Europe and North America.
Alexander graduated with honors from the University of Stuttgart, receiving his degree in business administration with technical orientation. He earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut, where he received the Outstanding Finance MBA award.
Christoph is a senior partner and managing director in the Munich office. He started with BCG in 1997 and transferred to New York in late 2007. Before taking his current position as global leader of our Health Care practice, he was the leader of BCG's worldwide medical technologies sector.
Christoph has worked extensively in both medical equipment and medical devices, advising clients in areas such as diagnostic imaging, in-vitro diagnostics, dialysis, surgery, cardiovascular health, neurostimulation, and ophthalmology. He has also worked with specialized health care providers such as dialysis clinics and clinical labs.
Additionally, Christoph has deep experience in growth strategies and corporate development (including mergers and acquisitions and postmerger integration) in the medical technologies space, and he has helped numerous companies optimize their business processes.
Before joining BCG, Christoph was an intern with SAP, Robert Bosch, Freudenberg & Co., and Bayer. He received his master's degree in business administration at WHU Koblenz, and he earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Wendy is a senior partner and managing director in BCG's Boston office. In addition to leading the firm's Social Impact practice, she is the topic leader of BCG's global health work, as well as a member of the Health Care practice.
In leading BCG’s social impact and global public health efforts, Wendy has built deep expertise in developing countries around the world, and she works extensively with foundations, public-private partnerships, and multilateral organizations. Teaming with these organizations, she has helped develop strategies, create partnerships, strengthen operational capabilities, and improve approaches to delivering health interventions. She has led numerous projects that focus on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrheal disease, pneumonia, and oncology, across the primary intervention areas of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.
Before BCG, Wendy was a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and she also worked as a senior economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. She has a degree in economics from the University of Michigan, and she earned her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.