Alex Liu

Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney

A trusted advisor to CEOs and boards, Alex was elected as the firm's ninth managing partner in 2018. He also serves as the firm's chief diversity officer.

Alex has served as both speaker and co-chair at World Economic Forum (WEF) events, including the Annual Meeting in Davos and the WEF on Africa summit, sharing his perspectives on global trends across a range of fourth industrial revolution and future-workforce topics, and where he is a member of the International Business Council (IBC) composed of more than 120 global CEOs. He speaks regularly on matters of culture, justice, and joy, hosting the popular podcast Joy@Work, and is authoring a book on these topics. He is quoted regularly in HBR, FT, CNBC, WEF, and other leading business media.

Alex, who joined Kearney as a partner in 1996 and rejoined in 2001, has been industry-recognized by Consulting magazine as a global Top 25 Consultant and by the Global Diversity List as one of its top 10 senior executives in global diversity, having also led numerous client transformations in the tech and telecoms space and previously serving as a board advisor to Emirates Telecommunications Company (Etisalat). He has served as CEO of a technology start-up and earlier as a partner with Boston Consulting Group where he helped establish their Asian operations outside of Japan. He began his career in brand management at a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble.

Alex earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in economics magna cum laude from Yale University and remains an avid rugby player.

For Alex's WEF agenda content contributions see: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/authors/alex-liu

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