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To make sustainability really happen, you have to embed it into the standard management processes of a company: it has to be in its metrics, it has to be in its goals, it has to be in its incentive plans—a suite of processes, rules, guidelines, and ways of operating that make it part of the day-to-day structure of that company.

Douglas Woods

Douglas Woods is a core member of the Health Care, the Consumer and the Strategy practices at The Boston Consulting Group. He leads the firm's Health Care practice in Brazil.

Douglas joined BCG in 1998 and has accumulated experience across a range of functional topics, including business and portfolio strategy, growth, commercial excellence, corporate sustainability, M&A, and post-merger integrations.

While Douglas has spent the majority of his career with BCG in Brazil, he has also spent significant time working in the US and Australia. He initiated his career as a manufacturing engineer at 3M and worked for 2 years at Pfizer Brazil, where he was responsible for strategic planning and market intelligence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's Health Care practice in Brazil
  • Biopharma, medtech, and health care payers/providers
  • Consumer goods, with a focus on food and beverages
  • Retail
  • Growth strategies and commercial excellence
  • Sustainable development
  • Due diligence and post-merger integration (PMI) support
  • Social sector


  • MBA, Stanford University
  • BSc, mechanical engineering, University of California, San Diego
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