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Ulrich Villis

European leader, Social Impact Practice


Ulrich Villis leads The Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact practice in Europe, focusing on organizations in the nonprofit, government, and corporate social-responsibility sectors. He is also a member of BCG’s People & Organization and Strategy practices.

Since joining BCG in 1998, Ulrich has worked with global organizations, foundations, and corporations on a wide range of topics, including strategy development, organization design, impact management, and people development.

Ulrich has written for multiple publications on global development and impact management. He is on the editorial advisory board of the Social Business Journal.

Ulrich has lived and worked across the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's Social Impact practice in Europe
  • International development
  • Hunger and undernutrition
  • Impact management and impact investing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Social business
  • Organization design and people development


  • Master’s degree, industrial engineering and economics, University of Karlsruhe
  • MBA, University of Ottawa
  • Research program, economics, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)

Honors and Awards

  • Erich Gutenberg Award for developing and implementing a new value management concept, 2001
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