Dr. Bernhard Gehra joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2005. He is a core member of BCG’s Financial Institutions and Technology Advantage practice areas. Since joining BCG, Bernhard has worked with numerous global banks on issues related to bank governance, digitization in finance, risk management, and compliance.

Bernhard is an author of numerous publications on financial and non-financial risk management, compliance, finance, big data, and controlling. He is part of the global leadership team of BCG’s work in risk management. He also heads the CEMA non-financial Risk and Compliance Task Force.

Prior to joining the firm, Bernhard was Project Manager at a worldwide operating securities services company in Munich, New York, and London.


  • Financial and non-financial risk management and compliance
  • Digital, Big Data, and analytics
  • Financial services
  • Governance and steering
  • Asset-based finance, including commercial real estate and shipping


  • PhD, Information Science, Big Data, and Business Intelligence, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  • Masters’ degree, Business, Strategic Management, and Information Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  • Masters’ degree, Business Science and Business Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  • Research Fellow, London School of Economics
  • Scholar, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
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