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Knut Olav Rød

Partner & Managing Director


Knut Olav Rød is a core member of the Corporate Development, the Industrial Goods, the Financial Institutions, and the People & Organization practices at The Boston Consulting Group. He is also an active member of the firm's Energy practice.

Knut Olav is leads BCG's People & Organization practice in the Nordic region and coleads the firm's Principal Investors & Private Equity practice in Norway. His client work has focused on strategy, large-scale transformations, and M&A.

His recent projects have included larger transformations and change programs, such as profit-improvement programs, PMIs, reorganizations, 100-days programs, and business building projects.

Knut Olav regularly gives lectures on strategy and M&A, and he has cowritten reports on key strategic topics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's People & Organization practice in the Nordics
  • M&A and due diligence
  • Postmerger integrations
  • Transformations
  • Cost improvement and reorganization programs
  • Excellence in support functions and corporate governance

Honors and Awards

  • Named one of Norway’s Top 100 Leader Talents in 2009 and 2011 by E24, Norway's online business newspaper


  • MSc, industrial economics, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Imperial College, London, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (TH)
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