Peter Tollman leads Boston Consulting Group’s CEO Advisory program. He previously led the firm’s Global Biopharmaceuticals sector and its People & Organization practice in the Americas.

From 2014 through 2017, Peter was a BCG Henderson Institute Fellow. During that time, his research focused on Smart Simplicity, BCG’s approach to organizational effectiveness and performance improvement, and built on the insights gained through testing, refining, and implementing it in partnership with numerous organizations spanning regions, industries, and sectors.

With Yves Morieux, Peter coauthored the book Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated, which describes the principles of Smart Simplicity and illustrates how companies can thrive in today's complex marketplace.

Peter has worked with leading organizations around the world and across all functions of the value chain. Smart Simplicity has been used in many of these situations to enhance organizational capabilities and accelerate performance.

Peter was founding managing director of MPM Capital, a health care investment company. He sits on the board of governors of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance at the Hebrew University and is a trustee of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts.


  • PhD, engineering, University of Cape Town
  • MBA, with distinction, Columbia University