Bolko von Oetinger is the founding member of the first BCG office in Germany. Bolko von Oetinger directed the Kronberg Conferences, BCG's renowned strategy conferences for senior executives in Germany. He also served as head of BCG's worldwide marketing operations. In 1998 he founded the firm's Strategy Institute, which has concentrated its research with academic and scientific institutions about the nature of strategy. The major focus of his client work has been the question of renewal, innovation, corporate vision and organization. Bolko von Oetinger has written several articles and published books on strategy, strategic thinking, and innovation. He received his doctorate from the Faculty of Economics and Social Affairs at the Freie Universität Berlin. On July 1, 2008 he retired from BCG and serves the firm as a Senior Advisor.