Chairman, North & South America, Boston Consulting Group
Rich Lesser is the Chairman of North and South America and a core member of the Health Care and Consumer practice areas at Boston Consulting Group, which was ranked #2 on Fortune's "Best Companies" list in 2011. He also heads BCG's relationship with a leading pharmaceutical company.
Lesser's project experience includes work on strategy and corporate development, as well as several major organizational—and operational—change efforts. He has recently worked on a large-scale postmerger integration, brand and channel strategies, alliance development, marketing and sales improvement, and e-business strategy.
Prior to joining BCG in 1988, Lesser worked as a process development engineer and group leader at Procter & Gamble, where he led several projects aimed at reducing product costs and introducing new products. He has also worked in synthetic fuels R&D at Westinghouse Electric and BP.
Lesser holds an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar. He earned a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.