Katharina Hefter joined Boston Consulting Group in July 2007. She is a leader for the firm’s compliance, risk, and regulation work, and has more than ten years of compliance experience in financial institutions as well as industrial goods, health care, insurance, and other industries. Katharina is also an expert in large-scale transformation and change and has been working primarily in Europe and the US.

Katharina leads BCG Risk & Compliance in Central Europe. She specializes in compliance, ethics, and risk transformation programs ensuring effective and efficient compliance risk management as well as sustainable culture change. Her aim is to change the trajectory for clients by addressing regulatory standards and best practices, digital and data analytics levers, and organizational enablers. Katharina also is the People Chair of the Global Risk & Compliance practice and a driver of the firm’s diversity agenda across Europe.

Before joining BCG, Katharina worked at ESCP Europe, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and Infineon. Katharina speaks English, French, and Spanish in addition to her native German.


  • PhD, International Management, ESCP Europe
  • BWL, Business, University of Passau


  • EIBA Best Thesis Proposal Award 2005
  • Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original Work 2006 at the AIB UK