The Boston Consulting Group has named former P&G vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos as a senior adviser in its consumer practice.
In his 37 years at P&G, Panayotopoulos was a cornerstone of the company’s global success and earned a reputation for relentlessly pushing boundaries. As vice chair global business units and more recently the adviser to the chairman and CEO, Panayotopoulos helped the company focus on breakthrough ideas, speed to market and large-scale transformation across all businesses.
"We are extremely excited to bring Dimitri on board as a senior adviser,” said Tom Lutz, a BCG senior partner and global leader of the firm's consumer practice. "His experience in driving revenue and profit growth in an array of businesses and in building brand leadership around the world will be a tremendous asset to our clients."
Panayotopoulos began his career at P&G in the company’s sales organization in the United Kingdom. He continued to work across the advertising and marketing groups before moving on to various country manager positions. His work around the world consistently culminated in a market leadership position for P&G.
"I am looking forward to joining the BCG team,” Panayotopoulos added. “I strongly believe that I can meld my experience, together with BCG's world class insights and capabilities, to bring value-creating solutions to clients. Together we can continue to drive change and growth for clients as they tackle the most challenging issues and economic circumstances we have faced in recent times."
Panayotopoulos will be based in Amsterdam but will support BCG case teams globally by offering his insights in innovation and go-to-market strategies. He will also lend his unique expertise on China, Africa and other emerging markets.