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Managing Director and Senior Partner of BCG
Dr Ulrike Schwarz-Runer is a Managing Director and Senior Partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and holds the role of the Global General Counsel of the firm. She is based in London. As a member of the BCG Executive Committee as well as of all other core committees and company boards, Ulrike is involved in the firm's critical business priorities including assessing new markets and arenas the firm enters.
Prior to joining BCG, Ulrike was General Counsel and a Board Director of Grosvenor, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the UK. Ulrike also served as General Counsel of a sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East and as executive director at Goldman Sachs advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals and family-owned businesses. Earlier in her career, Ulrike was a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna and at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. Ulrike held non-executive director roles in the financial services industry.
Ulrike holds a Doctor of Law and a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Communications from the University of Salzburg, Austria, and a Master of Law in International Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, New York, and Austria.