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Rich Lesser
Rich Lesser is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), based in New York and Beijing.

Prior to his appointment in January 2013, Mr. Lesser was BCG’s Chairman for North and South America. He served as head of the New York Metro office system from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Lesser has been on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2006.

Mr. Lesser’s client work has focused on innovation, strategy, and large-scale transformation in the health care and consumer sectors. Engagements have included major efforts to redirect corporate and business unit strategy, streamline organizations, improve productivity, and ensure successful post-merger integration.

In 2009, Consulting magazine named him one of the industry's Top 25 most influential consultants.

Before joining BCG in 1988, Mr. Lesser worked in product development at Procter & Gamble. He earned an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BSE in chemical engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

Blog Entries by Rich Lesser

Decoding the 'Signals' From Davos

(92) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 11:42 AM

As I head to Africa after the World Economic Forum in Davos, like most participants I am trying to distill the core insights from the past week. Clearly, the tone of the meeting was more optimistic than last year, with spirits buoyed by the recent upward momentum of China and...

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Are Knowledge Workers Being Replaced by 'Insight Workers'?

(8) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 1:07 PM

Peter Drucker coined the phrase "knowledge workers" in 1959 to describe the shift in workforce trends and the increasing value of those who accumulate expertise within a given domain. The term has served us well for half a century, but it will become increasingly obsolete in the years ahead.


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