Consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) named Alpesh Shah as the firm’s new managing director (MD) two months after incumbent Neeraj Aggarwal was elevated as regional chairman Asia Pacific.
During the transition period, Aggarwal and Janmejaya Sinha, who earlier stepped down from the Asia Pacific role, were looking after the India practice.
Commenting on Shah’s elevation, Neeraj Aggarwal said, “With his strong focus on capability-building, dedication to client service and passion for developing teams and championing diversity, I am very confident about BCG India’s next chapter under Alpesh’s leadership.”
Shah led BCG’s insurance practice in Asia Pacific and worked closely with clients across several sectors including insurance, banking, telecom, and private equity. Interestingly, Shah was also a top contender for the top job three years back when Aggarwal was chosen to lead India practice.
Janmejaya Sinha, chairman of BCG India, said, “Alpesh is the right leader to strengthen and further consolidate BCG India’s leadership position in the industry. With his proven track record, I am sure that he will continue to build on the winning growth momentum of the business.”
An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Shah has been with BCG for more than 18 years. Prior to BCG, he worked with Booz Allen & Hamilton.