Managing Director & Partner
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.
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This report discusses how companies around the world are navigating a rising tide of regulatory and consumer expectations to optimize their compliance target operating models (TOMs). The insights here are based on a global, cross-industry survey of more than 150 companies. The report reveals the maturity of companies' approaches, resource availability and organizational context, as well as current progress on the digitization of key functions.
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