BCG installs Nadjia Yousif as Chief Diversity Officer

22 November 2022 2 min. read
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Boston Consulting Group has appointed a new global diversity lead. The strategy firm has named Nadjia Yousif as the firm’s first Chief Diversity Officer.

“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) is a cornerstone of our purpose and values, and core to our ability to deliver impact,” said Boston Consulting Group (BCG) CEO Christoph Schweizer. “I am pleased to welcome Nadjia as BCG’s Chief Diversity Officer. I know that she will be a leading business voice and champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.”

Nadjia Yousif has worked for BCG around the world – initially joining the firm’s US wing in 2004, and re-joining via its UK operations in 2009, after several years at UBS Wealth Management. The former DE&I agenda leader for BCG’s London, Amsterdam and Brussels network, she most recently served as DE&I lead for BCG in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa (EMESA).

Nadjia Yousif, Chief Diversity Officer, BCG

Having coauthored numerous BCG articles on advancing the role of women in tech and effective DE&I metrics, Yousif’s work has helped BCG lead societal change through partnerships with Bloomberg, the Women’s Forum, Catalyst, TED Women, EurOut, ROMBA, The Valuable 500, Girls Who Code, and others. Looking ahead, she will now take responsibility for driving BCG’s internal diversity agenda and fostering an equitable and inclusive environment across the firm.

On her new role as CDO, Yousif remarked, “It is essential that BCG is not only representative of the societies we serve, but also that everyone at BCG feels that they can bring his, her, or their full self to work. I am so excited to shape and progress the DE&I agenda at BCG and beyond.”

Together with all senior leaders at BCG, Yousif will coordinate BCG’s DE&I teams globally, drive targeted interventions in all the firm’s businesses, and be the voice for diversity to BCG’s Executive and Operating Committees. She will continue to represent BCG in many forums, such as the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and the Bloomberg Equality Summit. She is also a UK Trustee of Women for Women International, an organization that has helped more than 500,000 women survivors of war.