Sharon Marcil first woman to lead BCG North America

27 August 2021 2 min. read

Sharon Marcil, a 28-year veteran of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is the first woman to be appointed North America regional chair at the global management consulting firm.

In the role, Marcil will oversee BCG operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico, effective October 1, 2021. She succeeds Joe Davis, who served as North America regional chair since 2016 and drove significant growth in revenue and headcount during his tenure.

"I'm incredibly confident in Sharon's ability to lead the North America region forward, particularly as we emerge from the pandemic,” said CEO-elect Christoph Schweizer. “I also want to thank Joe for the incredible impact he has had on our business and our people.”

Marcil has deep expertise in the consumer and public sectors, and has led numerous successful business transformations for BCG clients. She most recently served as BCG’s head of marketing and the global client team, and is a member of the firm’s executive and operating committees. Marcil has also served as chief client officer for the US federal government for the last seven years.Sharon Marcil first woman to lead BCG North AmericaShe was also previously leader of BCG's North America public sector practice and global leader of the consumer and retail practice. Marcil joined BCG in 1993 and was named a partner in 2000.

Marcil has also served as leader of the Women@BCG affinity group, driving comprehensive progress in recruiting, retaining, and elevating women to leadership positions.

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead BCG in North America as the firm helps clients navigate this unprecedented time and continues to provide unmatched opportunities for our greatest asset, our people," said Marcil. "Our focus will be to build on BCG's position of strength to deliver the greatest amount of impact to our clients and communities."

BCG has more than 22,000 employees across 50+ countries and supports many of the world’s largest organizations on strategy, operations, and digital projects.