René Abate is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Consumer; Marketing, Sales & Pricing; and Strategy practices.

Since joining BCG in 1974, René has held a wide range of leadership positions, including head of the Paris office and chairman of BCG in Europe. He also served as a member of BCG’s Executive Committee.

Over his decades of work, René has developed numerous long-standing relationships with leading French and international companies, primarily in the consumer goods, retail, luxury, and services industries. He has helped a wide range of clients address issues related to strategy, organization, shareholder value creation, business development, key account management, marketing, and distribution.

René currently serves as chairman of the advisory committee of Fapi at Rothschild Merchant Bank, is a managing partner at Delphen,a board member of Socotec, and a board member and chairman of the compensation committee at LFB. He has previously sat on the boards of Carrefour, Atos, iFormation, and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées He is member of the board of L Envol and chairman of the Societe des Amis du Musée Cernuschi.


  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor’s degree, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées


  • Chevalier de la Legion d 'honneur