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Grant Freeland

Adjunct Professor






MPA, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1993; MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, 1989; BA, Chisholm Institute of Technology (now Monash University), Melbourne, Australia, 1983

Areas of Expertise

Organizational transformation in private and public sectors. Digital and agile organizations, creating high-performing workforces, post-merger integration, organization redesign, culture change, customer and sales force management, change management, leade


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Professor Freeland is a managing director and senior partner with Boston Consulting Group, former global leader of its People and Organization Practice, and former Managing Partner of the Boston office. On the client side, his work focuses on driving transformations in large organizations in the private and public sectors. This work includes organizational redesigns, post-merger integrations, corporate restructurings, creating high-performance workforces, culture change, leadership effectiveness, and creating digital and agile organizations. From a BCG leadership perspective, he was one of BCG’s Global Leaders when BCG was one of only two companies rated in the top five best places to work in Fortune’s Best Places to Work survey for eight years in row. Grant is the protagonist of an HBR case on BCG’s efforts to improve work life balance, was selected as one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants in 2017 and is a contributor to Forbes.com with over 50 columns to date. He is an adjunct professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2019–present
  • Adjunct Lecturer–Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 2018–present

Nonacademic positions

  • Boston Consulting Group, Senior Partner and Managing Director, 2004–present; Global Leader, 2013–18
  • Boston Consulting Group, Partner and Managing Director, 1997–2004
  • Boston Consulting Group, Consultant through Principal, 1989–97
  • Hewlett-Packard, Marketing Communications Manager, 1984–86

Board memberships

  • InnerCity Weightlifting, founding board member, 2010–present


  • Top 25 Consultants, Consulting Magazine, 2017
  • Pappas Carter Medal for corporate strategy, 1988