Joel Whitaker

SVP, Global Head of Research

Global Strategy & Risk

Joel Whitaker heads the global research team at Frontier Strategy Group (FSG), the leading information and advisory services firm for emerging market executives. He is responsible for research strategy, product innovation, thought leadership, and advising FSG’s most senior client executives.

Prior to joining FSG, Mr. Whitaker 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, as well as on talent management, compliance, and sales force effectiveness in Asian emerging markets. Previously, Mr. Whitaker led CEB’s global research programs for CIOs, heads of R&D, and heads of strategy and corporate development.

Outside the private sector, Mr. Whitaker launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and he currently serves on the advisory board of TechChange. Mr. Whitaker holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College.