Fadi Farra

Founder and Partner

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Founder, Director & Partner at Whiteshield Partners with more than 20 years of experience in strategy consulting and policy advisory globally, including industrial and innovation policies, micro-economics, private sector development and competitiveness policies.

Fadi Farra is also an academic and senior lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government since 2009. Prior to founding Whiteshield Partners, Fadi was Head of Unit at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris working on a broad range of economic and public policy topics. As a trained economist, he had joined the OECD after a career in strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group and AT Kearney in New York and London (Principal position). As founder of Whiteshield Partners, Fadi Farra was awarded the 2019 Global Leaders in Consulting Award with Excellence in Innovation by Consulting Magazine.

Fadi chaired the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing Council of the World Economic Forum and is a regular commentator in global media.

  • Manufacturing and industrial policy
  • Innovation policy
  • Country and sector competitiveness
  • Private sector development
  • Capital and labor markets
  • Investments
  • Venture capital
  • Capability building
  • Strategy
  • Market entry
  • M.Sc. Management Economics, London School of Economics
  • M.Sc. International Management, HEC Paris / Community of European Management Schools
  • M.A. Government, Institut D'Etudes Politiques d’ Aix-en-Provence

Fadi Farra is the author of numerous books and publications related to the innovation, competitiveness and industrial policy. His latest publication in Harvard Business Review focuses on the future of manufacturing. Fadi is a regular commentator in leading world media.