John Slaven is a Partner in the New Jersey Office of the Boston Consulting Group. John holds a BSc. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. John is a topic expert in Metals and Mining, having spent a combined 14 years in senior executive positions with BHP Billiton and Alcoa Inc, prior to rejoining BCG in October 2015. John had worked with BCG from 1992 through 2001, where his last role was as Partner in the Washington DC office. During his tenure, John led multiple client/consulting teams in a range of projects, including strategy development, measurement and management of value, portfolio management, corporate processes, mergers and acquisitions, etc., across several industries, including metals and mining, construction materials, chemicals, airlines and diversified manufacturing.
Prior to his initial period with BCG, John with De Beers, spent two years in the South African Navy. In his free time, John enjoys hiking, cycling and kite-boarding.