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Tommi Kainu

Partner & Managing Director


Tommi Kainu came to The Boston Consulting Group in 2000. His focus is on health care systems and biopharmaceuticals. He leads the Strategy practice in the Nordics.

Tommi has worked with several national and regional health-care systems on financing, governance, and organization models, and has concentrated on primary care and integration of care chains. Much of his work has embraced a focus on innovative care delivery models, including the use of technology such as mHealth.

As a physician with a background in research, Tommi brings his specialized knowledge to the task of improving the effectiveness of pharmaceutical research and development. He has also worked extensively with biotech manufacturing.

Before joining BCG, Tommi was head of the Unit of Genetic Epidemiology, Cancer Genetics Branch, at the National Human Genome Research Institute, and a resident in clinical chemistry at Tampere University Hospital. In addition to his BCG publications, he has written an impressive array of scientific papers.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's Strategy practice in the Nordics
  • Health care systems
  • R&D value chain
  • Growth and value creation in the health care, pharma, biopharma, biotech, and chemical industries
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Business model transformation
  • Health Care practice area scientist network
  • mHealth


  • PhD, University of Tampere Medical School
  • MD, University of Tampere Medical School
  • Postdoctorate, Cancer Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute and National Institutes of Health
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