PHARMA EXPERT AND WORK FUTURIST
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Judith Wallenstein leads the BCG Henderson Institute in Europe. She is a core member of the German Health Care practice, focused on serving clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Judith became a BCG Fellow in 2015; through her analysis, she is examining the implications of the sharing economy and the future of work.
Judith’s pharma work has centered on strategy, marketing and sales, and portfolio management. She is passionate about addressing the ever-increasing challenges of product launches in pharma to bring new medicines to market. Most of her client work is focused on diabetes, oncology, rare disease, and consumer health.
Judith joined BCG's Munich office in 2000. She spent 18 months in the Madrid office and 12 months in the New York office as the Strategy Institute's first ambassador in 2005. Beyond her client work, Judith is part of the team managing BCG's partnership with TED and is involved in Women@BCG, a companywide career development, mentorship, and networking program.
Judith's initial career plan was to become a diplomat before an internship with BCG put her on a different track. She holds Master's degrees in history and German and French literature from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Apropos French, Judith appreciates “melancholic, slightly depressing French novels of the 19th century, with Flaubert being a favorite,” and she will take part in the “Major Desires, Minor Keys” opening session at the House on Saturday, November, 3, in which we will explore melancholia and sadness as productive forces in business. In addition, Judith will present and discuss her latest research on the future of work, specifically, the motivations of sharing economy workers, at the House on Sunday.