Richard "Rich" Lesser is the President and CEO of the global management consultancy the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
In 1988, Lesser joined BCG as a consultant. He was elected to partner in less than 10 years and served as the head of the firm's New York Metro offices from 2000 to 2009. He was elected to the firm's Executive Committee in 2006.
In 2009, Lesser was named BCG's Chairman for North and South America. In May 2012, he was named the successor of Hans-Paul Bürkner as the Global Chief Executive Officer and President of The Boston Consulting Group when Bürkner stepped down in January 2013.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm with 81 offices in 45 countries. It is one of the Big Three management consulting firms. The firm advises clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500.