Managing Director & Senior Partner, Chief Sustainability Officer, Managing Director of North American Systems
David Webb is Boston Consulting Group's managing director of North American Systems and global chief sustainability officer. He is also a member of BCG’s operating committee. He previously led the transformation practice for BCG North America, and was managing director of the Northeast System. He also founded BCG’s Philadelphia office.
David's work at BCG has focused on large-scale transformations, primarily in collaboration with consumer goods manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and service providers. He has considerable expertise in the beverage alcohol sector, having worked with several of the leading companies in the industry.
David is an expert in organizational design, performance improvement, and business model redesign and strategy. He is also deeply involved in climate efforts, including measurement, reductions, and the emerging removals space. He has worked for BCG in North America and Europe and has spent considerable time assisting clients in Asia. Prior to joining the firm, David worked at GE Power Systems and GE Lighting, including positions in Hungary, Italy, and several locations in North America.
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