Katherine Cote is an expert on marine shipping and shipbuilding at Boston Consulting Group. She is an active member of the shipping core group at the firm, developing internal content and leading the development of internal IP tools, dashboards, and databases for marine shipping, container trade, and sustainability in shipping.

Katherine leads the development of BCG’s container demand and supply forecasting model and co-leads the marine shipping sustainability topic at BCG and supports client cases worldwide on marine shipping and shipbuilding related topics. Before joining BCG, Katherine held several positions as consultant, account executive, and market research analyst at different companies in Colombia, Spain, and the US.


  • C&S Stewardship Programme, Cambridge University
  • MBA, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen
  • DEA, Sociology, Universidad de Salamanca
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá


  • PhD Studies Scholarship for Latin American Professionals, Banco Santander Central Hispano, 2002-2004