A trusted advisor to CEOs and boards, Alex Liu was elected in 2018 as Kearney’s ninth managing partner and re-elected in 2021. He also serves as the firm's Chief Diversity Officer.
Alex has served as both speaker and co-chair at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where he is a member of the International Business Council (IBC) composed of more than 120 global CEOs, sharing his perspectives on global trends across a range of fourth industrial revolution and future-workforce topics, including at events, such as the Annual Meeting in Davos and the WEF on Africa summit. He speaks regularly on matters of culture, justice, and joy, hosting the popular podcast Joy@Work, and has authored a new book focused on these topics, Joy Works. He is quoted regularly in HBR, FT, CNBC, and other leading business media.
Alex, who began his career in brand management at a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, joined Kearney as a partner in 1996 and rejoined in 2001, having also led numerous client transformations in the tech and telecoms space and previously served as a board advisor to Emirates Telecommunications Company (Etisalat). He 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. 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.
Alex earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in economics magna cum laude from Yale University. He remains an avid rugby player.