Managing Director & Partner
Lauri Saarela leads Boston Consulting Group’s work in materials and process industries in the Nordics, as well as the Industrial Goods practice for Helsinki. His current clients are leading Nordic and global industrial companies and investors. Lauri is also an active member of the Principle Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice at the firm.
Since joining BCG in 2010, Lauri has focused on process industry (specifically forest products) and machinery, and he has strong experience in leading major transformation programs including strategy development, implementation, large-scale change, and operational turnaround.
Through five Moonshots, Finland can simultaneously drive growth and thereby well-being, reach its own ambitious climate targets, and become greater than its size in solving the climate crisis.
With the potential to create over 350,000 jobs, Nordic net zero is the largest opportunity individual businesses and the economy have seen for decades. It will require the Nordics to decarbonize smartly and invest approximately €860 billion, but immediate action puts the economic benefits within reach.
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