Jan Friese is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Goods and Corporate Development practices. He is also a member of BCG's Center for Digital in Industrials.

Since joining BCG in 2003, Jan has worked extensively with clients in the chemicals sector. He led several digital transformation projects and helped chemical clients develop new digital business models. In addition, he focuses his work on portfolio strategy, marketing and sales, merger management and organizational transformation topics. His engagements have covered operational improvement and commercial excellence programs, and he has supported numerous due diligence projects and transactions in specialty chemicals.

Among his client projects, Jan has led a digital transformation for a global specialty chemical player, several postmerger integrations for specialty chemical companies and multiple organizational transformations in different chemical segments. In addition to his client work, he has authored a number of publications, both for BCG and industry organizations.


  • Diploma, chemistry, University of Münster
  • PhD, synthetic organic chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms Universtät Münster
  • Postdoctoral stay at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla