Kevin X. Murphy
President and Chief Executive Officer
J.E. Austin Associates (JAA)
Baccalaureate Special, Université de Louvain, Belgium; 1977, BSFS, Georgetown University; 1982, MPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; 1982, MBA, Harvard Business School. 1986-2014, President and CEO, JE Austin Associates. Former Chairman of the Board and current President, Partners for Sustainable Development, an NGO that works globally with partners to implement projects related to competitiveness, economic growth, poverty reduction, and industry development, and focuses especially on emerging economies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and transition economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Former Board Member, The Competitiveness Institute. Supervised the implementation of 600 projects in 120 countries. Introduced national competitiveness initiatives to USAID. Worked directly with current and former heads of state on country economic strategy. Currently focusing on models that combine competitiveness, innovation, sustainability, and social inclusiveness. Co-Author, World Bank Competitiveness Guide.