Hans-Paul Buerkner

Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group

Hans-Paul Bűerkner is Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2012. He joined BCG in 1981 and was a member of the teams that opened BCG’s Dűsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices. Before becoming the firm’s CEO, he was head of BCG’s global Financial Services Practice. Hans-Paul studied economics, business administration, and Chinese, receiving a Diploma from the University of Bochum, an MA from Yale University, and a DPhill from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Today, he retains offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Frankfurt, Jakarta, and Mumbai. Besides his extensive travel to the 45 countries where BCG operates in order to support key clients and teams, he is strongly engaged in global and regional conferences such as the World Economic Forum events in Europe, Asia and Africa, and the China Development and Boao Asian Forums. Hans-Paul is also Chair of the Center for Public Impact, a global not-for-profit BCG foundation that connects governments and their partners around the world to share and develop ideas that result in better outcomes of citizens.