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Ernest Saudjana

Partner & Managing Director


Ernest Saudjana joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2006. His experience focuses on financial services and working with family companies, covering strategy, corporate transformation, business build-up, reorganization, governance and portfolio management. He has worked with major institutions in South East Asia and the US.

Ernest was seconded to work with the World Economic Forum in New York on the Emerging Market Financial Services Project. While there, he helped launch the project’s report, Redefining the Emerging Market Opportunity, which explored how to facilitate private sector innovations to promote expansion of financial services particularly corporate bonds, SME financing and financial inclusion in consumer space.

He was also selected by The World Economic forum to the Global Shapers Community and he became the Curator of the Jakarta hub of this community in 2014-2015. He was also selected to be one of the 18 Global Shapers in the United Nation Shapers Sustainable Development Council, collaborating with the UN on driving implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in various countries.

Ernest’s client work at BCG has included the large-scale transformation of a major bank in Indonesia, as well as other banking projects involving value-creation, strategy development, and post-M&A work. He has also supported Indonesian family businesses on topics such as organization, talent management, portfolio management, new business strategy, and build-up.

Ernest also sits as Vice Chairman for the Publicity and Awards committee of the Badminton Asia Confederation.

Ernest speaks English and Indonesian fluently.

Areas of Expertise

  • Value-creation in banking
  • Competitive positioning
  • Organizational structure
  • KPI redesign
  • Business plan assessment
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Governance in family business
  • Portfolio review

Honors and Awards

  • Robert T. Haslam MIT Presidential Fellowship
  • Rosemary J. Wojtowicz Award, MIT


  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, summa cum laude, chemical engineering, Northwestern University
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