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Boston Consulting Group boss nixes speech after watersport accident: report


A Boston Consulting Group bigwig and former adviser to President Trump was laid up in a Bali hospital as a substitute of giving a planned speech on clean energy in Australia after breaking nine ribs while vacationing within the South Pacific paradise, in line with a report Thursday.

Wealthy Lesser, the consulting giant’s global chair, was amongst dozens of speakers slated to debate the event of unpolluted energy technologies. on the two-day Sydney Energy Forum.

As a substitute, Lesser’s appearance was scrapped after the 60-year-old broke nine ribs while wakeboarding or waterskiing in the course of the family getaway in Bali, The Australian reported.

He stays in a neighborhood hospital while recovering from his injuries, the report said. Ant Roediger, a managing partner in BCG’s Australia division, stepped in to deliver the speech.

A BCG spokesperson confirmed the scary accident in an announcement to the outlet, noting that Lesser was “in good spirits, receiving the very best of care in Bali and being supported by BCG’s Sydney and Jakarta offices.”

The Post has reached out to BCG for further comment.

Lesser shifted to his role as BCG’s global chair after serving as its CEO from 2013 to 2021, in line with the corporate’s website. A green energy advocate, he also serves as a chief adviser to the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.

In 2016, Lesser served as a member of former President Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, an advisory panel of business leaders.

Other notable speakers on the Sydney Energy Forum included the Biden administration’s Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

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