Jim Hemerling is a leader in Boston Consulting Group’s People & Organization and Transformation practices, as well as the firm's behavior and culture topic. He is also a BCG Henderson Institute Alumni Fellow.

With over 25 years of experience as a senior advisor, Jim has widespread experience leading large-scale transformation programs and cultivating high performing cultures. His work goes beyond short-term results to bring holistic, sustainable performance to organizations. Jim's approach to transformation—putting people first—focuses on energizing and empowering employees while enabling leaders to be both directive and inclusive. Jim's experience includes working with clients around the world in technology, consumer, financial, and manufacturing industries.

Jim has co-authored numerous publications on transformation, organization effectiveness, and culture including, TRANSFORMATION: Delivering and Sustaining Breakthrough Performance, and Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything. His work has been featured in Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, the Economist, Manager Magazine, and on CNBC.

Jim is also a coauthor of BCG’s book, “Beyond Great,” which describes how the world has been transformed due to social tension, economic nationalism, and technological revolution. Business leaders are encouraged to go beyond great and “adopt a radical new playbook—one that helps their companies become resilient in the face of even the most volatile situations.”


  • MBA, with distinction, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • B.A.Sc. and M. Eng. University of British Columbia
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong