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Russell Stokes

Partner & Managing Director

New York

Russell Stokes leads The Boston Consulting Group’s Consumer practice in the northeastern US. He is also a core member of the firm’s Global Advantage and Strategy practices.

Since joining BCG in 2004, Russell has focused his client work on consumer goods, including sectors such as food and beverages, consumer health and wellness, and fashion and apparel. He also has acquired experience in grocery and a number of specialty retail formats. Before joining the New York office, he was based in the firm's Mumbai and London offices and has acquired extensive global experience.

In his work with clients, Russell advocates for a focused agenda that fuels the relentless pursuit of smart growth with powerful initiatives to fund that growth.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s Consumer practice in the northeastern US
  • Portfolio strategy and M&A
  • Brand and business-unit-growth strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Go-to-market advantage
  • Emerging-market entry and acceleration
  • Humanitarian aid and nutrition


  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • MEng, Chemical Engineering and French, Imperial College, London

Honors and Awards

  • Board member, Action Against Hunger
  • Fulbright Scholar
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