Hans-Paul Bürkner is the former President and CEO of The Boston Consulting Group (2004-2012).
He is currently Chairman at BCG.
He is the first European to be president and CEO of the company.
He began his career in corporate finance at Commerzbank and joined BCG, then predominantly a US consulting firm, in 1981.
He was a member of the team that opened BCG's Düsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices.
credited much of his
inspiration and business approach to Tom Lewis, a principal at the firm at the time.
Before becoming the firm's first CEO from Europe, he was head of BCG's global Financial Services practice and was a Senior Vice President in the firm.
election by BCG
's partners to the office of CEO, under his
has grown from 2,600 consultants to 6,200 presently.
was re-elected to the office in 2009, taking his
tenure to December 2012.
He has since opened seven new offices around the world and grown the size of the firm's partner group by more than 60%.
has studied numerous subjects, including economics, business administration, and Chinese, at various universities.
He has received a diploma from the University of Bochum, an M.A. from Yale University, and a D.Phil. from St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford between 1978 and 1981, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
is based in both Frankfurt and New York, and travels extensively among BCG
's 78 offices around the world.
was recognized as one of the Top 25 Consultants making an impact on clients and within his
own firm by Consulting Magazine