BCG promotes five to managing director and partner in Australia

26 June 2022 2 min. read
More news on

Strategy and management consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has made five managing director and partner promotions in Australia, with Alex Kluger, Sanjay Chari, Sarah Thom, Natasha Winton, and David Viljoen joining 50 other local managing directors and partners from the start of next month.

The individual promotions come after between six years and fifteen years spent at the firm.

Alex Kluger
Kluger takes on his new role after just over a decade with the firm, originally joining in Frankfurt as a junior consultant in 2012 before crossing to BCG’s Perth office as a project leader four years later.

Kluger holds expertise in strategy, operations, and large-scale transformation in the energy and mining sector, and also serves as BCG’s procurement lead for Australia and New Zealand.

BCG promotes five to managing director and partner in Australia

Sanjay Chari
Chari has likewise been with BCG for just over a decade, having spent six years with the firm in New York from 2012 before later returning to Melbourne, where he had previously interned with Ernst & Young’s tax advisory team.

A core leader of BCG’s consumer & retail practice, Chari specialises in turnarounds and merchandising and omni-channel strategy among other areas.

Sarah Thom
Also with the firm since 2012, Thom becomes a managing director and partner in BCG’s Sydney office, where she leads the firm’s A/NZ health systems and aged care topic within its Healthcare practice.

Prior to joining Boston Consulting Group, Thom completed a doctorate in astrophysics with the University of Chicago, and spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow with the University of California.

Natasha Winton
Appointed as BCG Asia Pacific’s first Chief HR officer, Winton initially joined the consultancy in Melbourne for a decade-long stint from 2002 before rejoining in 2018 in Sydney after taking on HR and strategy and transformation roles at GenisisCare and Helloworld.

Earlier, she served as a Trade Commissioner in Manila with Austrade, and as a senior credit manager with HSBC.

David Viljoen
Viljoen is now a managing director and partner with BCG Digital Ventures after joining the firm’s corporate innovation and business incubation arm in Sydney at the beginning of 2016.

Previously, Viljoen spent over four years at Accenture Strategy between Johannesburg and later Sydney and Melbourne, prior to which he founded two start-ups in South Africa.