Managing Director & Partner
Zoë Karl-Waithaka joined Boston Consulting Group in February 2021. She has more than ten years of experience in management consulting, advising multinational and African businesses on strategy and operations in a range of industries including agriculture, telecommunications, mining, and oil and gas. Zoë works with clients on customer experience, change management, and delivering large-scale organizational transformations.
Before joining BCG, Zoë was an Associate Partner at Bain and a Product Specialist at Bloomberg, L.P. She is a Fellow of the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme.
It has been found that to empower women economically, it is critical to make long-lasting change that includes adjustments to social norms and to women’s role in society.
To combat climate change in Africa effectively, investors, governments, and companies must collaboratively develop and finance sustainability-driven ventures that can grow rapidly across the continent’s business ecosystem.
With frequent food system shocks, agricultural practices that increase productivity for smallholder farmers while also addressing adaptation and resilience are becoming ever more critical.
From "got milk?" to "avocados from Mexico," marketing influences what you eat. Since farmers in Africa are more likely to receive funding for seed and fertilizer than advertising, BCG partner Zoë Karl-Waithaka outlines three ways we can help African farmers improve their livelihoods—and positively impact society, the economy, and the environment.