Mai-Britt Poulsen new leader of Boston Consulting Group in UK

10 December 2020 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Boston Consulting Group has appointed Mai-Britt Poulsen to lead its operations in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. Currently the firm’s Global Chief of Staff, Poulsen takes on the role from Stuart Quickenden, who has completed his six-year term in the position.

Covering offices in London, Amsterdam and Brussels, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) created its L-A-B system to unify its three locations in nearby European capitals, and help offer a broadened service to clients across the UK and Benelux region. For the past six years, the three offices have been headed up by Stuart Quickenden, but having completed his full term in the role he is now handing over the position.

As Quickendon takes on the role of UK Chair for BCG, and remains on BCG’s Global Executive Committee, the firm has announced the appointment of Mai-Britt Poulsen as his successor. She began transitioning into the role from mid-October and will relocate from Copenhagen to London in Spring 2021.

Mai-Britt Poulsen, Office Managing Partner BCG UK, Netherlands and Belgium

Looking ahead, Poulsen will oversee the L-A-B system while the firm supports its clients in navigating a period of intense disruption, including dealing with the continued effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and the acceleration of digital transformation that this has brought about.

Poulsen commented, “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. The acceleration of trends such as digitalisation and sustainability are top of mind for leaders across industries and within BCG I look forward to further building our digital capabilities, driving our diversity and inclusion agenda and making progress on our path to net-zero climate impact.”

Having joined BCG in 2004, Poulsen became Global Chief of Staff in 2019, and already sits on both BCG’s Executive and Operating Committees, working closely with the Global Chief Executive, Rich Lesser. Previously, she 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 programs for clients across Europe and North America.

Prior to joining BCG, Poulsen worked with Nordea Corporate Finance, and holds a Masters in Finance from both Stockholm School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School.

Hubertus Meinecke, Chairman of BCG in Western Europe, South America and Africa said of the news, “Mai-Britt’s commitment to helping clients adapt to challenges is even more pertinent in this new reality we find ourselves in and I’m looking forward to working with her to build on the significant capabilities and incredibly talented team that Stuart has grown over the last six years.”