Philipp Kolo is a core member of the People & Organization practice at Boston Consulting Group, and a leading expert in the fields of people strategy and human resources. He helps his clients better understand their strategic people needs and the resulting upskilling and reskilling requirements and is responsible for BCG’s own strategic workforce planning tool. He works with companies as they transform their HR department in order to boost their people agenda. He was formerly Recruiting Director for the firm, responsible for BCG's own talent acquisition. During his time in that role, he gained hands-on experience in managing talent markets and adapting to their shifting expectations.

In a recent engagement, Philipp conducted several HR excellence programs improving performance management systems and leadership development. He has deep experience in HR organizational transformation (also in combination with the migration towards HR IT cloud solutions) in the auto and chemicals industry.


  • PhD, development economics, Georg-August University, Göttingen
  • Diplom, economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich/University of Lausanne