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Roselinde Torres

Senior Partner & Managing Director

New York

In a 21st century world, which is more global, digitally enabled, and transparent, with faster speeds of information flow and innovation, and where nothing big gets done without some kind of a complex matrix, relying on traditional development practices will stunt your growth as a leader.

Roselinde Torres

Roselinde Torres is a senior leader in the People & Organization practice at The Boston Consulting Group and has served as the first global head of BCG’s leadership topic. In addition, she has been a member of the firm’s Americas Leadership team.

In 2009, Roselinde was named a BCG Fellow. In 2014, she received the Women Leaders in Consulting Award from Consulting magazine for exceptional leadership within the firm and industry and for her expertise on the topic of leadership, which is the basis of her BCG fellowship.

Roselinde’s research is founded on the premise that the 21st century will be marked not just by great individual leaders, but by great leadership teams. Such teams will be led by a steward who demonstrates curiosity about trends, is empathic, has an appreciation for other points of view, and focuses on multiplicative value.

She is exploring the following questions:

  • What are the timeless elements of leadership? What are the leadership differentiators in the 21st century?
  • What innovative methods can help prepare the next generation of leaders—both individually and as teams?
  • How do we enable leaders to unlearn past models and habits of success?
  • How are organizations leveraging their strategic and economic challenges as opportunities to choose, develop, and retain more adaptive leaders?
  • How do we create measurable links between leadership appointments and their impact on value creation and sustained competitive advantage?

Roselinde has been a long-term advisor to more than 200 CEOs, senior executives, and boards on issues of executive leadership, talent management, organization design, culture change, and the implementation of large-scale change. She has consulted across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, health care, industrial goods, private equity, retail, and technology—and across geographic markets. She has advised leaders in the public and social sectors.

In addition, Roselinde speaks frequently at national business forums on organizational transformation and leadership and has authored many publications on 21st century leadership, organizing for growth, executive team agility, M&A cultural integration, CEO succession, and new CEO transition.

She has been featured in business venues and media such as TED, Businessweek, Chief Executive, The Economist, Fortune, HBR.org, Institutional Investor magazine, and others. She is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Roselinde also serves as an advisor to the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership and the Latino Leadership Initiative. 

Before starting at BCG in 2006, Roselinde was a senior partner at Mercer Delta Consulting, where she also held a number of U.S. and global leadership roles. In addition, she has led internal consulting teams at Johnson & Johnson and Connecticut Mutual Life. At Johnson & Johnson, she was a member of the senior leadership team of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery company.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive leadership
  • Leadership development
  • Talent management
  • Organization design
  • Culture change
  • Large-scale-change implementation
  • People and human capital strategies
  • Consumer products
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Industrial goods
  • Private equity
  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Nonprofit
  • Public

Honors and Awards

  • Women Leaders in Consulting Award, Consulting magazine, 2014

Education

  • MS, human resources development, American University and NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science
  • BA, with honors, English and Spanish, Middlebury College
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