Susan Lund, Ph. D.

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company
Opening Keynote Session
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 8:45 am - 10:45 am

Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. She is an expert on global financial markets, labor, and trade. Her latest research provides new evidence on the retrenchment in global banking and state of financial globalization. Recent reports assessed the emergence of digital finance and mobile money in developing countries; how globalization is evolving in the digital era; measured the size and motivations of the independent workforce in the United States and Europe; examined the continuing accumulation of global debt and potential risks; and analyzed the growth prospects for African economies in an era of lower commodity prices. Lund has an active travel schedule discussing research findings with CEOs and other executives at global Fortune 500 companies and she is a frequent speaker at global conferences. She has authored numerous articles in leading business publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. Lund is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bretton Woods Committee, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Conference of Business Economists. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She has lived and worked in Africa and Asia and currently resides in Washington, DC.