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Leadership

Local Leadership

Daniel Kessler

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Wealth and asset management
  • Private and retail banking
  • Postmerger integration

Ivan Bascle

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Geneva

  • Leads BCG's Consumer practice in Germany and Switzerland
  • Cofounded BCG's Center for Consumer Insights
  • Portfolio strategy
  • M&A and postmerger integration

Arne Burfeind

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Leads BCG's global work in light building materials
  • Engineered products industry
  • Go-to-market and market entry
  • Product portfolio strategy

Florian Frey

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Organization design and change
  • IT transformation
  • Cost management
  • Corporate development

Michael Füllemann

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Leads the firm's Industrial Goods practice in Switzerland
  • Leads BCG's global competence centers for services in engineered products
  • Engineered products
  • Transformation/PMI

Götz Gerecke

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Medtech and biopharma
  • Growth generation
  • Go-to-market strategy and commercial model transformation
  • Sales, key account management, marketing, pricing, market access, and services

David Greber

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Biopharma and biotech
  • Marketing and sales
  • Corporate strategy
  • Big data

Marc D. Grüter

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Risk and compliance management in financial institutions
  • Managing regulatory change (Basel II, III, and IV, CCAR)
  • Shareholder value management in financial institutions
  • Strategy/portfolio management

Knut Haanæs

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Geneva

  • Corporate sustainability and environmental efficiency
  • Growth strategy
  • Enablement
  • Research and product development innovation

Adrian Hofer

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Strategy and transformation in retail
  • International expansion in retail
  • Acquisition strategy and due diligence, postmerger integration
  • Sponsoring, merchandising, route-to-market, and licensing strategy

Daniel Kaegi

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Operations
  • Health care
  • Industrial goods
  • Supply chain

Andreas Liedtke

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Digital transformation
  • Marketing and sales

Martin Mende

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Wealth management
  • Asset management
  • Corporate strategy
  • Postmerger integration

Matthias Naumann

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Distribution, including multichannel, and digital technology in wealth management
  • Wealth management in Switzerland
  • Offshore banking in wealth management Globally
  • Service lines and product delivery

Christian Reber

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Brokerage
  • Future trends and disruptions
  • Strategic transformation

Jürgen Rogg

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Leads the Technology Advantage practice in Switzerland
  • Digital transformation in banking and insurance
  • M&A and postmerger integration in banking
  • IT strategy, process, and organization design

Rüdiger Schicht

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Leads BCG’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications (TMT) practice
  • Strategy and corporate development
  • Spectrum auctions
  • Game theory for spectrum auctions

Christian Schmid

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Leads BCG's Public Sector practice in Switzerland
  • Retail and corporate banking
  • Wealth management
  • General and life insurance

Ulrik Schulze

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Leads BCG's biopharmaceuticals sector
  • Leads BCG's Health Care practice in Switzerland
  • Medtech
  • Research and development

Vaidyanathan Srikant

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Brand and franchise strategies
  • Market access and pricing
  • Policy
  • Regulatory affairs

Marcel Thom

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Strategy development/review (portfolio/business unit)
  • Corporate development (transactions/landscaping)
  • People & Organization (leadership, organizational design, change management)

Pia Tischhauser

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Insurance Practice

Zurich

  • Insurance disruptions and pricing
  • Digital insurers
  • Commercial insurance and reinsurance
  • Strategy portfolio and planning process

Anna Zakrzewski

Partner & Managing Director

Zurich

  • Wealth management and private banking
  • M&A in banking and postmerger integration
  • Private banking strategy
  • Offshore banking

Executive Committee

Rich Lesser

President & Chief Executive Officer

New York

  • Health care industry, with particular experience in the biopharma sector
  • Digital innovation
  • Large-scale transformation and productivity improvement
  • Value management

Pascal Cotte

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chairman, Western Europe, South America & Northern Africa

Paris

  • Large-scale transformation
  • Postmerger integration
  • PMI in procurement
  • Best-cost-country sourcing

Lars Fæste

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Transformation & Client Team Chair

Copenhagen

  • Global leader, BCG TURN—turnaround, restructuring, and transformation
  • Integration
  • Growth strategy
  • M&A transaction support

Tawfik Hammoud

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Principal Investors & Private Equity Practice

Toronto

  • Leads BCG's Principal Investors & Private Equity practice
  • New consumer concepts development and launch
  • Macroeconomic risk scenarios
  • Consumer and customer segmentation

Matt Krentz

Senior Partner & Managing Director, People Team Chair

Chicago

  • Postmerger integration in consumer goods
  • Wine, beer, and spirits
  • Service excellence and sales force effectiveness
  • Go-to-market strategy

Jean Le Corre

Senior Partner & Managing Director

São Paulo

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Go-to-market, product portfolio, channel strategy, and distribution operations in building materials
  • Growth strategy outside of the core for industrial goods
  • Operational transformation and turnaround

Carol Liao

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Hong Kong

  • Leads BCG's Greater China practice
  • Growth strategy
  • Go-to-market (GTM)
  • Consumer insight in rapidly developing economies (RDEs)

Sharon Marcil

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Washington, D.C.

  • Consumer and customer segmentation
  • Innovation and brand strategies
  • Delayering and cost cutting
  • Go-to-market execution

Tom Reichert

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chairman, North America

New York

  • IT strategy, transformation, sourcing, organization in insurance
  • PMI in financial institutions
  • Cost reduction and IT benchmarking in insurance
  • Technology in operational transformation

Ulrike Schwarz-Runer

General Counsel

London

  • Cross-border corporate, M&A, and IP-related transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Legal risk management
  • Regulatory affairs

Christoph Schweizer

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chairman, Global Practices

Munich

  • Postmerger integration in health care, biopharma, and technology and communications
  • Medical technologies and devices, including imaging equipment
  • Pricing execution
  • Productivity and cost-cutting programs in high-tech industries

Debbie Simpson

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer

Boston

  • Finance organizational design
  • Treasury
  • Taxation
  • Compensation design

Janmejaya Sinha

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chairman, Asia-Pacific

Mumbai

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Postmerger integration in financial institutions
  • Large-scale transformation

Pia Tischhauser

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Insurance Practice

Zurich

  • Insurance disruptions and pricing
  • Digital insurers
  • Commercial insurance and reinsurance
  • Strategy portfolio and planning process

Paul Tranter

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Sydney

  • Transformation and large-scale change
  • Business builds
  • Labor productivity programs
  • Organization design

Miki Tsusaka

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer

Tokyo

  • Postmerger integration and change management in sales and marketing
  • Organization efficiency and effectiveness
  • Go-to-market capabilities
  • Market research and customer insight

Christian Veith

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chairman, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa

Düsseldorf

  • Large-scale transformation
  • Strategy, process reengineering, and operational effectiveness in financial services and capital goods
  • Organizational structure
  • Capital goods industry

Chairman

Hans-Paul Bürkner

Chairman

Frankfurt

  • Strategy
  • Organization
  • Corporate development
  • Globalization

Practice Area Leaders

Lionel Aré

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Financial Institutions Practice

Paris

  • Leads BCG's Financial Institutions practice globally
  • Retail banking economics and revenue pools
  • Wealth management
  • Large-scale transformations

Ralf Dreischmeier

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Technology Advantage Practice

London

  • Technology and digital strategy and transformation
  • Leveraging big data for business value
  • Technology and operations in PMI and carve-outs
  • Technology organization, sourcing, and capability building

Adam Farber

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Health Care Practice

Boston

  • Health care, with particular experience in the biopharma and medtech sectors
  • Health care providers and foundations
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Supply chain strategy and plant network optimization

Patrick Forth

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice

Sydney

  • Corporate vision, strategy, value-based planning, and operating models for telecom, media, and technology companies
  • Operational topics such as sales force effectiveness, productivity, and lean
  • Leadership and talent
  • Digital strategies and impact on productivity and growth

Grant Freeland

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, People & Organization Practice

Boston

  • Corporate transformation
  • Organization redesign
  • Postmerger integration
  • Creating high-performing workforces

Christian Greiser

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Operations Practice

Düsseldorf

  • Lean advantage
  • Profit improvement
  • Large-scale program management
  • Turnaround

Rich Hutchinson

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Marketing, Sales & Pricing Practice

Atlanta

  • Pricing, revenue management, and trade and promotion
  • Marketing and digital
  • Sales and go-to-market capabilities
  • Large-scale transformation

Ashish Iyer

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Strategy Practice

Mumbai

  • Long-term strategy
  • Growth
  • New-market entry
  • Scenario planning

Dinesh Khanna

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Global Advantage Practice

Singapore

  • Corporate development, portfolio, strategy, vision, and objectives
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint venture and alliances
  • Corporate transactions

Ludger Kübel-Sorger

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Knowledge Practice

Frankfurt

  • Wealth management
  • Asset management
  • Corporate, investment, and retail banking
  • Strategy development and implementation

Tom Lutz

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Consumer Practice

Dallas

  • Corporate portfolio strategy
  • Postmerger integration in retail and consumer
  • Value creation programs
  • Pricing and promotion effectiveness

Hubertus Meinecke

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Industrial Goods Practice

Hamburg

  • Product development in automotive
  • Metals and mining
  • Takeover defense
  • ROMI and ROCI

Alexander Roos

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Corporate Development Practice

Berlin

  • Corporate, portfolio, and growth strategy
  • Industry landscaping
  • Investor strategy and communication
  • Shareholder activism

Christoph Schweizer

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chairman, Global Practices

Munich

  • Postmerger integration in health care, biopharma, and technology and communications
  • Medical technologies and devices, including imaging equipment
  • Pricing execution
  • Productivity and cost-cutting programs in high-tech industries

Alan Thomson

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Houston

  • Leads BCG's work in oil and gas in North America
  • Oil production operations improvement
  • Portfolio strategy and M&A
  • Downstream refining operations

Pia Tischhauser

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Insurance Practice

Zurich

  • Insurance disruptions and pricing
  • Digital insurers
  • Commercial insurance and reinsurance
  • Strategy portfolio and planning process

Wendy Woods

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Social Impact Practice

Boston

  • Social Impact
  • Global public health
  • Vaccines
  • Public and private partnerships in health care
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