Lina Bankert is a lead member of Boston Consulting Group's Public Sector and Social Impact practices specializing in education, employment, and welfare. Lina works with clients on strategic planning, market analysis, performance and sustainability improvement, organization design, talent pipeline development, and large-scale transformation.

Her work is focused at the intersection of pre-K-12 and postsecondary education and workforce systems, and she has extensive experience facilitating change between private and social sector organizations. Lina has supported state and local governments, school systems, foundations, intermediaries, multisector collaboratives, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations on a range of education, skilling, and economic development issues.

Prior to joining BCG in January 2022, Lina spent a decade at the national nonprofit Bellwether Education, advising a broad range of education organizations; and before that, a decade in management consulting and investment banking. She currently serves as a board member and the education lead for BCG’s Center for Illinois' Future.


  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • AB, Economics, Princeton University