Orit Gadiesh is the Chairman of Bain & Company. She is widely acknowledged as an expert on management and corporate strategy.
Ms. Gadiesh has advised top-level management in structuring and managing portfolios, developing and implementing global strategy, Digital strategy, executing turnarounds, improving organizational effectiveness, determining marketing channel and supply chain strategies, designing performance improvement and growth programs, and also has extensive experience in M&A and PMI. She has worked across a wide array of industries, including Consumer Products, Automotive (cars and trucks), Steel, Industrial Products, Retail, Computers, Telecommunications, Electronics, and Healthcare. She splits her time on active client work between North America, Europe, and Asia.
Ms. Gadiesh is a frequent contributor to business publications. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Forbes, as well as many other major business newspapers and magazines throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. She also co-authored the book Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use, and is a sought-after speaker at high-level executive conferences around the globe.
Think of sustainability as the new digital – it’s not an afterthought or incremental, it’s a revolution.
Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Gadiesh served in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army. She holds degrees from Hebrew University, Jerusalem (BA, summa cum laude), and Harvard Business School (MBA, with highest honors). At Harvard, she was named a Baker Scholar and presented with the Brown Award.
Ms. Gadiesh volunteers her experience as a pragmatic strategist to business, civic, and academic communities in both the local and global arenas.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of WPP (2004-2014) and is a member of both the supervisory board of Royal Dutch Philips and the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum.
She is also a member of the Community of Chairpersons for the World Economic Forum and a member of the International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC), which she chaired for three years. Further, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Gadiesh is a Governor of Tel Aviv University and a member of MIT Corporation. She is also a member of the International Advisory Council of the James Martin 21st Century School of the University of Oxford, the Peres Institute for Peace and Innovation, as well as the Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean’s Council.
- “Why Sustainability Is the New Digital,” World Economic Forum, January 2021, Article
- “Gadiesh on trade: It’s not even the end of the beginning,” Yahoo Finance, January 2020
- “Davos 2020: Bain Breakfast on Doing Agile Right,” Video, January 2020
- “Davos 2020: How to Survive the 21st Century,” Video, January 2020
- “Davos 2020: Spotlight on Sustainability,” Video, January 2020