Ernest Saudjana joined Boston Consulting Group in 2006. He leads the Financial Institutions practice in Southeast Asia, and the firm’s corporate banking work in Asia Pacific. He has worked with major institutions, technology attackers, and regulators in Southeast Asia and the US. His work covers an strategy, corporate-wide transformation, and new business build.

Ernest was seconded to work with the World Economic Forum in New York on the Emerging Market Financial Services Project. While there, he helped launch the project’s report, Redefining the Emerging Market Opportunity, which explored how to facilitate private sector innovations to promote expansion of financial services, particularly corporate bonds, SME financing, and financial inclusion in the consumer space.

He was also selected by the World Economic Forum to the Global Shapers Community and he became the curator of the Jakarta hub in 2014-2015. He was also selected to sit on the United Nation Shapers Sustainable Development Council, collaborating with the UN on driving implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in various countries.

Ernest’s client work at BCG has included the large-scale transformation of a major regional bank in Southeast Asia, building a major fintech attacker in Indonesia, and other FI projects involving value-creation, wholesale and SME banking transformation, operations, and technology transformation. He has also supported Indonesian family businesses on topics such as organization, talent management, portfolio management, and new business strategy.

Ernest served as Vice Chairman for the Publicity and Awards committee of the Badminton Asia Confederation.

Ernest speaks English and Indonesian fluently.


  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, summa cum laude, chemical engineering, Northwestern University


  • Robert T. Haslam MIT Presidential Fellowship
  • Rosemary J. Wojtowicz Award, MIT
Ernest Saudjana