Kevin X. Murphy
President and Chief Executive Officer
J.E. Austin Associates (JAA)
1977, BSc in Foreign Service, Georgetown University; 1982, MBA, Harvard Business School; 1982, MPA, John F Kennedy School of Government. J.E. Austin Associates: since 1986, President and CEO; introduced, led or advised national competitiveness initiatives in 15 countries; worked with current or former heads of state; advised national competitiveness councils; introduced competitiveness projects to foreign assistance agencies; senior adviser to national competitiveness reports in Egypt, Pakistan, Armenia and Senegal; strategy consultant to industry leaders in 36 industry clusters. Adviser on regional economic development, including Medina; contributed to National Industrial Strategy of Saudi Arabia; moderator for 10 OECD policy summits with non-member countries. Co-Author: World Bank Competitiveness Guide (2009); USAID Manual for Action in Private Sector; UNDP Private Sector Guide. Currently, writing book on evidence-based strategies for achieving high economic growth.