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Ernesto Pagano is a core member of the Technology, Media & Telecom and Public Sector practices at Boston Consulting Group, with a focus on strategy and transformation. He currently leads BCG’s learning and development work in Miami. Since joining BCG in 2010, Ernesto has advised clients on growth strategy, innovation, operating model transformation, and organizational design.

Ernesto has deep experience in the media, information services, and publishing and education industries. In 2015, Ernesto was a BCG Ambassador in the Middle East helping grow the local media and public sector business.

Prior to joining BCG, Ernesto was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in London and Hong Kong, as part of the mergers and acquisitions team. He also co-founded a startup to connect and match students interested in studying abroad with universities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Media and entertainment, publishing, information services
  • Education, employment, and welfare
  • Strategic planning, growth strategy, innovation
  • Operating model transformation, organizational design
  • Cost transformation/cost take-out, large-scale change
  • Sales transformation
  • Diversity and inclusion


  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • MSc, Bocconi University
  • BBA, Bocconi University
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