Managing Director & Senior Partner
Leading-edge people practices take years to create—and a lifetime to maintain.
Bernd Waltermann is a core member of the Industrial Goods, People & Organization, and Global Advantage practices at Boston Consulting Group.
Since joining BCG in 1990, he has advised clients throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific—in particular, Indonesia—across a broad range of industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, financial services, media, energy, and fast-moving consumer goods.
In 2007 Bernd helped establish BCG’s Global Advantage Initiative, which is designed to assist multinational companies in improving their footprint and performance in emerging markets. He has worked with a number of large family businesses and is passionate about people and leadership issues. He has also been involved in BCG's pro-bono work with The World Food Program.
Before joining BCG, Bernd was assistant professor and managing director of the Marketing Institute at the University of Münster.
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