Joel Whitaker is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Research. He is responsible for research strategy, product innovation, thought leadership, and advising FSG’s most senior client executives.
Prior to FSG, Joel served as Head of Asia-Pacific Research for Corporate Executive Board (CEB), based in Singapore. In that role, he advised C-level executives across Asia on capturing growth opportunities in China, India, and Southeast Asia, and on talent management, compliance, and sales force effectiveness in Asian emerging markets. Previously, Joel led CEB’s global research programs for CIOs, heads of R&D, and heads of strategy and corporate development.
Outside the private sector, Joel launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and serves on the advisory board of TechChange. Joel holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College.