- Hans-Paul Bürkner
Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group Business Circle
Dr. Hans-Paul Bürkner is Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group. He was previously President and Chief Executive from 2003 to 2012. He joined BCG in 1981 and was a member of the teams that opened BCG’s Düsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices. Before becoming the firm’s CEO, he was head of BCG’s global Financial Services practice. He has counted among his clients many of the world’s leading companies during more than 30 years at BCG. He has worked with them to redefine their strategies and organizations, spearheaded major global expansion initiatives, and supported them in the fundamental restructuring of their businesses. Hans-Paul has a D.Phil. (as Rhodes Scholar) from University of Oxford, an MBA from Yale University and a BA in economics and business administration from Ruhr-University in Bochum. Today, he retains offices in Frankfurt, Jakarta and Moscow. He travels extensively in the 48 countries where BCG operates in order to support key clients and teams.