WEF admits consulting partners to Young Global Leaders 2021

17 March 2021 Consulting.us 4 min. read
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Alexis Crow, Megan Greenfield, Emily Serazin and Luiza Mattos are senior consulting leaders from the Americas – each admitted into the World Economic Forum’s 2021 class of Young Global Leaders.

The WEF’s annual Young Global Leaders cohort is a collection of people under 40 from various countries and communities across the world who have proven their commitment to making a positive difference.

The class of 2021 celebrates 112 leaders from a range of backgrounds. According to WEF, “these young leaders exemplify what we need most today: hope, empathy, authenticity, and the drive to develop solutions that can change the world for the better.”

WEF admits consulting partners to Young Global Leaders 2021

Seven young leaders from the consulting industry feature on the prestigious list this year – four of whom are based in the Americas. 

Alexis Crow

Alexis Crow is the global head of geopolitical investing at Big Four accounting and advisory firm PwC, based in New York. Crow, who has PhD from the London School of Economics, joined PwC in 2015 after a series of research fellowships.

Apart from advising clients on geopolitical investments, Crow is also a frequent public speaker with expertise across a range of topics. This is in addition to mentoring young professionals looking to build a career in business and policy, and using religious platforms to address issues of immigration and income inequality. Crow expressed being “honored and humbled” to join the Young Leaders Class, in a LinkedIn post.

Megan Greenfield

Megan Greenfield is a Boston-based partner in McKinsey & Company’s healthcare practice, where she has worked for more than a decade. She helped design a state-level Covid-19 economic recovery plan in the US, and has run a significant study on consumer preferences in the pandemic context.

Greenfield is also a vocal advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and leads McKinsey’s efforts to become a more equitable firm. On her LinkedIn, she noted her appreciation for WEF’s “mission to build a more inclusive and sustainable future by mobilizing leaders across the globe.” She holds a PhD in chemical & biological engineering from Northwestern University.

Emily Serazin

Emily Serazin is a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) partner & managing director based in Washington, DC. An MPhil from Oxford, she has spent the entirety of her 15-year professional career in BCG’s healthcare and people & organisation practices. 

An expert in vaccines, she has been integrally involved in the consulting firm's work on the US rollout strategy, and has previously supported global health institutions such as UNICEF, WHO, and the Bill & Mellinda Gates Foundation. Her expertise spans investment strategies and multi-stakeholder coordination spanning private and public health.

Luiza Mattos

Luiza Mattos is a partner in Bain & Company’s healthcare practice based in São Paulo, Brazil. Mattos holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and previously was employed at Accenture, before working at Bain & Company for more than a decade. 

With a focus on healthcare, she supports Bain clients with a range of customer strategies – including omnichannel, new technology, and agile working. Outside of this, she uses her expertise in operations & marketing to help develop gender parity in the workplace – within Bain and across Brazil’s business environment. "I am very much looking forward to learn from and engage with such inspiring change makers of likeminded peers from around the world," she said on LinkedIn.

There is consulting presence in the WEF Young Global Leaders Class 2021 from outside the Americas as well. Also on the list: Lucy Cooper, managing director & head of innovation in Europe at Accenture; Esraa Al- Boutee, partner at EY Saudi Arabia; and Sanae Lahlou, director of the Africa Business Unit at Mazars Morocco.