Managing Director & Senior Partner; Nordic System Lead
Thomas M. Jensen leads Boston Consulting Group's Consumer practice in the Nordic countries. He is also a core member of BCG's Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice.
Since joining BCG in 2000, Thomas has focused his client work on the retail and consumer goods sectors. He has worked with clients across the Nordics, Europe, and the globe on all major sectors and topics, spending the majority of his time helping leading international retailers transform their businesses.
Thomas is particularly passionate about the topics of customer-centric category management and how retailers can exceed the expectations of their customers in new and innovative ways while keeping a constant focus on ensuring an efficient operating model, and hence cost competitiveness. Over the years, the advances in analytical capabilities have fundamentally transformed this work, and Thomas is helping his clients embed these new capabilities into their businesses.
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