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The Boston Consulting Group

February 24, 2016 13:00 ET

BCG Adds to Its Private Equity Practice With Senior Hire, Laila Worrell

Worrell Will Advise Clients in the Investment and Corporate Sectors on a Wide Range of Issues, Including Growth, Innovation, and Transformation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2016) - The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) announced today that Laila Worrell has joined the firm as a Partner and Managing Director in its fast-growing Principal Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice. She will be based in New York.

Worrell brings more than two decades of experience advising senior business leaders in both the private equity and corporate sectors. She joins BCG from Accenture, where she served as Managing Director and head of the New York Metro region and led the firm's private equity work. While at Accenture, she also served on the North America Leadership Team, comprising the business leaders responsible for the performance of the company's largest geography globally, and the CEO Advisory Council, a team of high-performing senior executives who provide strategic counsel to the firm's chief executive.

As a senior member of the PIPE practice, Worrell will advise global investment firms on due diligence and post-close transformation. BCG's clients include some of the world's largest private equity investors, hedge funds, pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and real estate and infrastructure funds.

In addition to the investment industry, Worrell will advise clients in financial services on a broad range of issues, including growth, corporate strategy, innovation, and transformation. She has held several senior roles leading strategy and corporate development for multibillion-dollar businesses in technology and media. She also has served in leadership roles in Accenture's mergers and acquisitions practice, where she helped clients execute complex transactions and integration programs.

"I'm delighted to be joining BCG, one of the world's most respected management consulting firms. I have long admired the company's exceptional work helping clients compete and win in their respective markets. I look forward to helping our clients accelerate growth and achieve market-leading performance," Worrell said.

Tom Reichert, BCG's chairman of North America, commented, "Laila has had a distinguished track record of leadership and deep experience driving innovation and transformation across industries. We are thrilled to have her, and our clients will be, too."

Tawfik Hammoud, the global leader of BCG's PIPE practice, added, "We are very excited to have Laila join our fast-growing practice. She brings an incredibly valuable skill set for our private equity clients at a time when, more than ever, the focus is on operational transformation to generate returns."

Worrell has had a longstanding focus on innovation as a driver of growth and competitive advantage. For example, she was instrumental in launching -- together with the Partnership for New York City -- the FinTech Innovation Lab, designed to catalyze innovation in areas including data, analytics, and mobility. She also helped pioneer new approaches to building talent. Her recent work with Harvard Business School was published in the report, Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America's Middle Skills.

Outside of her corporate roles, Worrell has contributed actively to civic and philanthropic causes. She has chaired the board of Susan G. Komen Greater New York and serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Club of New York, the Women's Leadership Board of the Women in Public Policy Program at Harvard University, the Advisory Committee of the American Museum of Natural History, and the Corporate Fund Leadership Committee at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She was elected a David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City and remains active in helping to evaluate investments that drive economic competitiveness.

Worrell received her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Alexandra Corriveau at +1 212 446 3261 or corriveau.alexandra@bcg.com.

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