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.
has counted among his
clients many of the world's leading companies during more than 30 years at BCG
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.
studied economics, business administration, and Chinese, receiving a Diplom from the University of Bochum
, an MA from Yale University
, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford
, where he
was a Rhodes Scholar.