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WHU Alumnus becomes CEO of Boston Consulting Group

Christoph Schweizer, Class of 1997, moves to the top of the global management consulting firm

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Effective October 1st, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management alumnus (Class of 1997) Christoph Schweizer will become Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) newest CEO. BCG operates as a world-renowned management consulting company and has been Christoph Schweizer’s employer for the last 23 years. The process in which he was elected was exceptionally thorough in nature, consisting of approximately 1,500 upper-level executives in a representative democratic vote. After beginning with the company in 1997 and after taking positions in both the New York and Munich branches, Schweizer served as global head of the firm’s healthcare practice and then head of BCG’s global practice areas, subsequently serving as Chairman of Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East since 2017, as well as Executive and Operating Committee member. Schweizer joined the company following his MBA at UT Austin and Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to a master's degree) in Business Administration and Management at WHU.

Schweizer has made a name for himself at BCG as a capable transformer and expander of international businesses, with special strengths in the fields of health care and private equity. He is also a passionate promotor of several important social responsibility topics, particularly within the field of sustainability. He strongly believes that both corporate and government bodies alike must align on the topic of decarbonization as quickly as possible and hopes to utilize his new position at BCG to emphasize this topic.


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