Dieter Heuskel studied economics at Bonn University, where he also received his PhD. From 1976 to 1979 he was a consultant for public and private development projects in West Africa. In 1980 he joined The Boston Consulting Group, co-founding BCG's Düsseldorf office in 1982. Since 1998, Dieter Heuskel has been a member of BCG's worldwide Executive Committee, and from 1998 to 2006 he was head of the German, Austrian, and Greek Management Team. Since 2007 he has been Chairman of BCG Germany. Dieter Heuskel's client work has focused on strategy and corporate development in a wide range of industries, including steel, telecommunications, and energy. He has dedicated particular attention to the development of multi-business corporations and to the strategic concepts of business migration, value chain architectures, and deconstruction.