Jan Gildemeister leads Boston Consulting Group’s office in South Africa, having relocated from San Francisco to Johannesburg in 2018. Jan also leads BCG's digital hub for Southern Africa. In recent years, he has worked extensively with clients to define and implement digital strategies, both through targeted deployment of digital levers in their core and through the creation of entirely new ventures and business models. Beyond digital, his areas of expertise include global health, large-scale change management, pricing, and logistics/commercial vehicles.

Jan is a co-founder of a BCG-incubated startup called FR8 Revolution which is developing a digital market platform for the US trucking industry.

Prior to BCG, Jan worked at McKinsey & Company where he was an expert in the pricing practice.


  • Turnaround management
  • Large-scale change programs
  • Pricing transformation
  • Pricing strategy and strategic price management
  • Pricing enablement
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Enterprise hardware and software


  • PhD, physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA (Diplom), physics, University of Heidelberg
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