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Rich Lesser

Vice Chair, Climate & Sustainability and Senior Advisor

  • Location: Americas - New York

Mr. Lesser serves as Global Chair of BCG and has more than 35 years of experience engaging with CEOs, boards of directors and senior leaders on critical topics, including climate and sustainability. He served as BCG’s CEO from 2013 to 2021, a period of exceptional growth for the firm and during which he launched the BCG Center for Climate & Sustainability. Mr. Lesser also serves as Chief Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and is a co-chair of several other leading organizations. Prior to joining BCG, he worked in product development at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Lesser has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

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