Hans-Paul Bürkner - Former President & CEO, The Boston Consulting Group
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Hans-Paul Bürkner was the president and chief executive officer of The Boston Consulting Group from 2004 to 2012—the company’s fifth CEO. Before taking on that role, he was head of BCG’s global Financial Services practice, the chair of the practice areas, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Consulting magazine named Hans-Paul a Top 25 Consultant in 2003. Under his leadership, BCG established the Public Sector and Sustainability practices, the social-impact and education initiatives, and the Insurance and Marketing and Sales practices. In addition, 18 offices were opened around the world. The partner group and the global staff more than doubled and revenues tripled.
Hans-Paul’s key focus areas have been globalization and transformation. The opening up of economies around the world and connectivity through technology have created enormous momentum, opportunities, and challenges for countries and for companies—in both emerging and developed markets. Today, Hans-Paul travels extensively in the 46 countries in which BCG operates in order to support key clients and teams.