BCG

basic info

http://www.bcg.comAge Unknown
Boston, USAConsulting
5001-10000 EmployeesPrivate company

BCG impact

46
Countries it is present in
17,000+
Alumni
900+
Partners at the firm

about BCG

"BCG is a uniquely global firm, with 81 offices in 45 countries and a globally distributed business and partnership. Indeed, a truly global mindset is reflected in all we do: at BCG, each partner has the same rights and privileges—decision rights are not concentrated by tenure or tiered within the partnership; none of BCG’s four regions is home to more than a third of the partner group; and our 17-member Executive Committee consists of partners from ten different countries."

mission

BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses.

BCG story

Jan-1963
the start
BCG is founded by Bruce D. Henderson as the Management Consulting Division of the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company itself a subsidiary of The Boston Company.
Jan-1964
BCG holds its first conference
BCG holds its first conference, at Endicott House in Dedham, Massachusetts. Six of eight attendees become clients within a year.
Jan-1965
Acquires Pietro Gennaro Associati
BCG acquires Pietro Gennaro Associati of Milan
Dec-1966
tokyo office opened
First overseas office is opened in Tokyo,Japan.
Dec-1968
bcg is formed
The Boston Company spins off BCG as a separate subsidiary. BCG enters into a joint venture in London called Attwood-Boston Consultants Ltd
Dec-1973
Bain and Co formed
Bill Bain and others leave BCG to form Bain and Company
Jan-1978
BCG becomes independent
BCG completes its buyout of stock from The Boston Company, five years ahead of schedule
Dec-1982
Harvard business review publishes bcgs work
BCG's Thomas Hout, along with Eileen Rudden and Michael Porter, writes "How Global Companies Win Out," published in the Harvard Business Review
Dec-1990
acquired pcek
BCG acquires the Australian consulting firm Pappas, Carter, Evans & Koop
Dec-1990
acquires holt planning associates
BCG expands its value management focus through the acquisition of Holt Planning Associates.
Jan-1993
1000 consultants and counting
The number of consultants reaches 1000.
Dec-1993
Acquires CCG
BCG institutes a regional structure to better manage the firm's worldwide growth.
Dec-1996
Indian office opened
New office opened in Mumbai.
Jan-1998
new chairman
John Clarkeson becomes chairman of BCG
Jan-1998
New CEo
Carl Stern becomes chief executive officer of BCG
Dec-2000
partners with goldman sachs
BCG partners with Goldman Sachs to create startups that later become spinoffs, including digitally based companiessuch as iFormation, site59.com, and Platinion.
Dec-2001
Creates Strategy Gallery
BCG's Strategy Institute creates the Strategy Gallery, an online Web site that features continuing, interactive exploration of strategic thinking from new and often unexpected sources. Designed to allow "browsing for inspiration," the site immediately attracts the attention of the Wall Street Journal
Dec-2002
creates valuescience centre
BCG creates the ValueScience Center, a joint venture that harnesses leading edge corporate-finance valuation tools and techniques for use in strategy consulting
Dec-2004
Sandy moose retires
Sandy Moose, the consulting industry's first female consultant, retires from BCG after a career spanning nearly four decades
Dec-2005
100 best companies to work for
Fortune magazine ranks BCG number 11 on its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," higher than any other consulting firm
Dec-2005
Australia's best large consulting firm
BCG is named Australia's best large consulting firm in BRW magazine's annual Client Choice Awards
Jan-2006
Social responsibility
The World Economic Forum and the White House recognize BCG for its work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other institutions in the global fight against malaria
Mar-2006
sells site59
BCG completes the sale of its Internet start-up Site59 to Expedia, the successful Web-based travel service that Site59 had evolved into.
Dec-2006
bcg updates all its apperance
BCG updates the appearance of all communication tools, including the firm's logo. The changes are the culmination of a 12-month effort to develop a new visual identity that reinforces our differentiation and strengthens our brand.
Dec-2006
Clarkeson retires
John Clarkeson formally retires from BCG in April after a 40-year career that included many unique contributions to the firm. He has become BCG's chairman emeritus and maintains his office in Boston.
Dec-2007
100 Best companies to work for
Fortune magazine names BCG the best small company in America and ranks the firm eighth overall on its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."
Dec-2007
best company for working mothers
Working Mother magazine names BCG a "Best Company for Working Mothers" for the second consecutive year.
Dec-2008
best company for working mothers
Working Mother magazine names BCG a "Best Company for Working Mothers" for the third consecutive year.
Dec-2009
100 best companies to work for
For the fourth year in a row, BCG is named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE magazine. BCG is ranked number three overall and retains its first-place honors among smaller companies for the third straight year
Dec-2009
bcg partners named top 10 consultants
Three BCG partners David Michael, John Wong, and Hubert Hsu are named among the "Top 10 Consultants" in China. The ranking comes from a survey of 270 local business executives, editors, and consulting professionals
Dec-2009
rich lesser named in top 25 consultants
Rich Lesser, a senior partner in BCG New York office, is named one of the "Top 25 Consultants" of 2009 by Consulting magazine, a leading trade publication
Dec-2010
100 best companies to work for
BCG is ranked eleventh on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, making the firm one of only three companies to be ranked in the top 15 for five consecutive years.
Dec-2010
awards galore
BCG receives four Turnaround Atlas Awards from the Global M&A Network for its work on the reorganization of General Motors and Chrysler. BCG wins Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year (Large Markets/Global and Turnaround Consultant of the Year (Large Markets), awarded to senior partner Xavier Mosquet. The firm shares in the awards for Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($5 billion plus) and Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year ($500 million plus).
Dec-2010
sandy moose wins consulting lifetime achievement award
Sandy Moose, a BCG senior adviser who joined the firm more than 40 years ago as its first female consultant, wins Consulting magazines 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dec-2011
100 best companies to work for
BCG is ranked second on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to work for" list, marking the sixth consecutive year that the firm is ranked in the top dozen
Dec-2011
perfect score of 100 on corporate equality index
For the fifth year in a row, the Human Rights Campaign gives BCG a perfect score of 100 percent on its Corporate Equality Index, recognizing BCG's policies and culture that provide workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees
Dec-2012
unveils the sustainable economic development assessment
BCG unveiled the Sustainable Economic Development Assessment, which determines how well governments are actually converting growth into broad improvements in living standards.
Dec-2012
develops adaptive advantage index
BCG developed the Adaptive Advantage Index to measure how well a company adapts to turbulence in its environment. The most adaptive companies, as ranked by the index, were more likely than unadaptive companies to outperform in the future.
May-2013
Ivan marten named in top 25 influential consultants
Consulting magazine names Ivan Marten, global leader of BCG's Energy practice, one of the year's Top 25 Most Influential Consultants.
Dec-2013
rich lesser is new president and ceo
BCG names Rich Lesser its new president and CEO. Lesser succeeds Hans-Paul Burkner, who becomes chairman after serving nine years as president and CEO.
Dec-2013
launches bcg china academy
The firm launches the BCG China Academy at the World Economic Forums Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Davos. The goal of the academy is to help companies systematically and efficiently enhance their strategy and organizational and operational capabilities in order to achieve or maintain the leading position in a rapidly changing business environment.
Dec-2013
best provider of human consulting strategy
BCG is named the best provider of human capital strategy consulting by Kennedy Information, a leading research and publishing firm. Kennedy Information also names BCG the best provider of change-management services among strategy and operations management consulting firms.
Dec-2013
100 best companies to work for
For the third consecutive year, BCG is ranked in the top five on Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" placing fourth overall in 2013.
Mar-2015
BCG reelects RIch Lesser as CEO
The Boston Consulting Group Releases Strong 2014 Growth Numbers; Reelects CEO Rich Lesser
May-2015
Acquires BrightHouse
BCG Acquires Purpose-Driven Consulting Pioneer BrightHouse

BCG products & services

CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE

BCG is the partner of choice for companies seeking a comprehensive approach to corporate development and finance. We help our clients improve their performance in Value Creation, Portfolio Strategy, M&A Divestitures, Alliances and World Class Finance Function.

DIGITAL ECONOMY

BCG has extensive experience working on digital economy strategies with companies across all industries and regions. Through our deep topical proficiency and a wealth of cross-functional knowledge, BCG can separate facts from hype and help clients succeed in a challenging competitive landscape.

GLOBALIZATION

BCG’s Global Advantage practice helps clients achieve global competitive advantage by capturing opportunities arising in and from the RDEs. We support both industry leaders from developed countries and fast-growing companies from the RDEs on a wide range of issues.

INNOVATION & GROWTH

BCG has extensive experience helping companies increase the impact of their innovation activities. By combining creativity and analytical insight, our approach helps clients overcome both external and internal barriers and achieve profitable growth.

MARKETING & SALES

To help our clients gain competitive advantage, we utilize rigorous analysis and a deep understanding of organizational processes to unlock the potential of marketing and sales resources. We leverage consumer and customer insight to inspire high-impact thinking in all aspects of go-to-market strategy. And, in order to realize sustainable economic impact, our work extends across strategy, planning, execution, and capability-building.

OPERATIONS

BCG's Operations practice is committed to helping clients achieve a decisive competitive advantage through operational excellence. We work with major corporations around the world, tackling complex issues and high-stakes projects that deliver major impact. We focus on delivering value quickly—under budget whenever possible—and transfer our knowledge to our client companies so they increase their own capabilities.

PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION

At BCG, we believe that people—working together collaboratively—form the basis of competitive advantage in any organization. With that in mind, we strive to improve employee engagement and company performance in all our work. BCG’s Organization practice helps clients address their people-related challenges as they strive to improve performance.

POSTMERGER INTEGRATION

Our approach to PMI is tried and tested. We have helped lead PMI efforts at more than 1,000 companies worldwide in every region and industry. We have participated in every type of integration and have worked with companies with all different degrees of experience in PMI. Our teams work closely with the client at all levels to embed change throughout the entire organization and deliver maximum value.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Over the last decade, BCG has built a robust global team of risk experts. The team covers all major financial centers, including Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and New York, as well as all major risk domains: regulation, analytics, governance and organization, culture and process, and systems redesign. Naturally, our risk expertise also dovetails with BCG’s core competencies: planning, steering, and strategy for senior executive management.

STRATEGY

BCG has helped clients to spot, seize, and sustain advantaged positions since 1963. Along the way, we have pioneered a disproportionate share of the most important strategy concepts—the experience curve, portfolio strategy, time-based competition, and deconstruction, to name just a few.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is a priority for BCG and our clients. We have created a global sustainability network across multiple practices, hosted by the Energy and Environment practice and supported by experts from the Industrial Goods, Public Sector, and Social Impact practices as well as other industry and functional practices.

TECHNOLOGY

BCG's Technology Advantage practice focuses on helping clients use information and technology to create competitive advantage and optimize business performance.

TURNAROUND & TRANSFORMATION

BCG’s approach to turnaround and transformation focuses on the most important operational, strategic, organizational, and financial levers in order to ensure a comprehensive recovery. We can validate an existing turnaround plan or develop a new one tailored to a client’s specific circumstances. By combining our deep industry experience with the proven tools of crisis management, we create lasting impact—fast!

BCG team

CFO

Debbie Simpson

Past: PricewaterhouseCooperEducation : Duke university; MIT Sloan school of ManagementLocation: Boston
Chairman, North America

Tom Reichert

Past: BT Financial, Dresdner BankEducation : MBA,Indiana University; PhD, University of Bayreuth,GermanyLocation: New York
Senior Partner and Managing Director

Arindam Bhattacharya

Past: A.T.Kearney, Tata Economic Consultancy Service; Eicher GoodearthEducation : B.Tech-IIT Kharagpur; MBA-IIM Ahmedabad; MastersPhD, Warwick UniversityLocation: New Delhi
President & CEO

Rich Lesser

Past: Univ of Michigan,Havard Business School,Procter and GambleEducation : Btech, Univ of Michigan,attended Havard Business SchoolLocation: New York
Global Leader, Strategy Practice

Ashish Iyer

Past: AccentureEducation : B.Sc&M.Sc-London School of EconomicsLocation: Mumbai
General Counsel

Jeremy Barton

Past: Andersen;Ernst&YoungEducation : MBA in law, Cambridge University;Guildhall University Law SchoolLocation: London,UK
Chairman-Asia & Pacific

Janmejaya Sinha

Past: Reserve Bank of India; World BankEducation : BA&MA in history St.Stephens College;BA&MA in economics Clare College;PhD from Princeton; Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International AffairsLocation: Mumbai

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BCG office locations

Mumbai Office
The Boston Consulting group, 14th Floor, Nariman Bhavan 227, Nariman Point, Marine Lines, Vinay K Shah Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai
Maharashtra 400021
0226749 7000
Gurgaon Office
The Boston Consulting Group, 19th Floor, Tower C, Building No 10, DLF Cyber City, Phase-II
Gurgaon
Haryana 122002
0124 459 7000
Chennai office
The Boston Consulting Group (India) Private Limited Suite 85 & 86, Taj Connemara Binny Road Chennai
Chennai
Tamil Nadu 600 002
044 6600 1680

BCG amusing facts

BCG has 81 offices in 45 countries
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      BCG has 81 offices in 45 countries
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      John Legend used to work for BCG before his music career
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      The founders of Bain&Co are BCG alumni.
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      "Our offices are based on the site of the old EMI building... where the famous shots of the Beatles were taken for their Greatest Hits albums.

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