Joel Whitaker

Joel Whitaker

Chief Research Officer

Joel leads the firm’s global research team. He is responsible for research strategy, product innovation, thought leadership, and advising DuckerFrontier’s most senior client executives. Prior to joining DuckerFrontier, Joel 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, Joel led CEB’s global research programs for CIOs, heads of R&D, and heads of strategy and corporate development. Outside the private sector, Joel 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. Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from Oberlin College.

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