Worldwide, more than 200 million people are out of a job and looking for work. There are 100 million job positions open and waiting to be filled. Disconnect? The process unemployed people have to go through has been mainly unchanged for the past 20 years.

Alexander Türpitz
Managing Director & Senior Partner

Dr. Alexander Tuerpitz is a member of the Center for Digital Government at Boston Consulting Group. He joined the firm in 2000 and has worked on projects in Europe, the US, and Asia. As of 2020 he works in the Frankfurt office and is the PS node for Germany. Previously he worked at the firm's Middle East office and was one of the lead partners of BCG's Riyadh branch. He is a core group member of the Technology Advantage, the Industrial Goods, Public Sector, Operations, and People & Organization practices, specializing in labor, employment, and social services.

Alex’s experience covers business strategy projects, new business developments, organization redesign, economic development, nationalization, and policy development for Middle East governments.

Skillful in making policy and implementing government programs, Alex is BCG's global leader for labor markets and welfare and a topic expert on employment and workforce, workforce policies, and government interventions. In his TED Talk on employment, Alex shared his success with a novel unemployment program in Saudi Arabia.


  • PhD, laser physics, Heidelberg University
  • MA, physics, Heidelberg University
  • MA, physics, Uppsala University
  • BA, Heidelberg University


  • Member of Global Agenda Councils, World Economic Forum
  • Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation