Hans-Paul Bürkner


Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group


Hans-Paul Bürkner is currently Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group. He was President and CEO of The Boston Consulting Group from 2004 to 2012. He joined the firm in 1981 in Munich and was a member of the teams that opened BCG's Düsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices. Before becoming the firm's first CEO from Europe, he was head of BCG's global Financial Services practice.

During his 27 years at BCG, he has counted among his clients many of the world's leading financial institutions. He has worked with them to re-define the competitive landscapes in their segments, spearheaded major global expansion initiatives, and transformed formerly-public enterprises into leading private institutions. He is a frequent speaker on the challenges and opportunities of leading in a globalizing world.

Dr Buerkner studied economics, business administration and Chinese, receiving a Diploma from the University of Bochum, an MA from Yale University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Today he is based in both Frankfurt and New York, and travels extensively among BCG's 66 offices around the world.