ZoeKarlWaithakaZoë Karl-Waithaka

South Africa



Occupational Information

Job Title: Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Professional History

Zoë is a Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Prior to that, she was a Principal in the Johannesburg office of Bain & Company where she focuses on business transformations, particularly orchestrating holistic change programmes, helping design strategy and operational solutions, and implementing mechanisms to sustain results. Since joining Bain, Zoë has worked across the African continent, advising companies in South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo Brazzaville, Rwanda, and Swaziland. Outside of project work, Zoë leads the Black Leadership Program initiative at her workplace office, which recently helped spearhead a decision by the office to formalize Employment Equity targets (a national priority in South Africa).

Prior to joining Bain, Zoë worked at Bloomberg LP in New York. There she held several roles including Analytics Team Leader and Product Specialist for Bloomberg’s application programme interface (API) for Excel. Her responsibilities in the latter role included the sales, promotion, and development of Bloomberg’s Excel add-in product with a focus on client relationships across large banks in the U.S. In 2008, Zoë was nominated for the Sale of the Year Award for her expertise in this area.


B.A. (magna cum laude) in French and Economics from Bryn Mawr College
MBA from The Wharton School.


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Economics, Consulting, Leadership, Human Resources, Analytics, Sales, Banking