Mai-Britt Poulsen leads BCG's offices in UK and the Benelux

10 December 2020 Consultancy.eu

Boston Consulting Group has a new leader for its offices in the Benelux and United Kingdom: Mai-Britt Poulsen. 

In the role, Mai-Britt Poulsen leads Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) teams based in London, Amsterdam and Brussels. She takes the role following a sixteen year career at the global strategy consulting giant, most recently serving as Global Chief of Staff and a member of BCG’s Executive and Operating Committees, working closely with the Global Chief Executive, Rich Lesser. 

Previously, Poulsen led BCG Denmark and was People Lead for BCG in the Nordics region and has held senior positions in the firm’s Consumer and Strategy Practices, leading teams delivering large-scale transformation programmes for clients across Europe and North America.Mai-Britt Poulsen leads BCG's offices in UK and the BeneluxShe takes the helm from the Brit Stuart Quickenden, a 21-year veteran of the consulting firm who hands over having completed his full six-year term leading the three offices. Quickenden remains with the firm, and will take on the role of UK Chair and keeps his seat in BCG’s Global Executive Committee.

Hubertus Meinecke, Chairman of BCG in Western Europe, South America and Africa said: “I’m looking forward to working with Mai-Britt to build on the significant capabilities and incredibly talented team that Stuart has grown over the last six years.”

BCG’s London office launched in the 1970s, at the time its first office in Europe alongside Paris and Munich, and today the hub is one of the firm’s largest locales globally. Underlining its commitment to the UK market, BCG will mid-2021 move into a new office space in Charlotte Street, London.

The firm’s office in Amsterdam was founded in 1993 through a merger with a local Dutch consultancy, while its Belgian office opened in the same year. BCG’s Brussels office also houses the firm’s European centre of excellence for BCG Gamma, its entity specialised in artificial intelligence and data science.

Commenting on her new role, Poulsen said: “I am very excited for the opportunity to take on this new challenge. This year has presented unimaginable change and I look forward to partnering with our clients to navigate the continued disruption and economic uncertainty whilst positioning themselves to lead in the new reality.”

Asked about her main ambitions for the coming year, she pointed at “further building our capabilities in digital and sustainability”, driving the firm’s diversity and inclusion agenda (one of the key pillars of BCG’s talent strategy) and “making progress on our path to net-zero climate impact.” 

In September, Chief Executive Lesser unveiled BCG will spend to the tune of $400 million to transition the firm into a ‘climate positive’ company by the end of the decade. 

Mai-Britt Poulsen began transitioning into the role from mid-October and will relocate from Copenhagen to London in Spring 2021.