Johann Daniel Harnoss is a partner and associate director for Innovation, a member of Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Finance & Strategy practice, and a BCG Henderson Institute Fellow.

Johann co-leads BCG's research on innovation and co-authors BCG’s annual Most Innovative Companies Report. His advisory work centers on developing more effective innovation strategies and operating models to improve clients’ hit rate on breakthrough innovation.

In his role as BCG Fellow, Johann studies the future of global talent mobility, innovation, and the strategic implications for global firms. His work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Economic Growth, among others.

Johann is the founder and CEO of Imagine Foundation, a social startup dedicated to advancing global equality of opportunity by providing digital coaching to students in the Middle East.


  • PhD, economics, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Master's in Public Administration/International Development, Harvard University
  • Master of International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Diploma in Business Administration, European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel