As the Managing Partner of Alan Kantrow LLC, Alan provides advice on strategy, organization, innovation, communication, and knowledge management to corporations, colleges and universities, and government entities focused on educational and economic development in many different parts of the world. He is also a Principal in the Cohl Group (educational consultants) and Senior Advisor to HCD Global in Shanghai. In parallel, he has been Professor of Management and Director of an infrastructure-focused research center at Moscow School of Management/Skolkovo, Visiting Scholar at Sloan School of Management (MIT), and adjunct lecturer in strategy at Babson College.
Previously, for more than a dozen years, Alan was a Senior Partner and Chief Knowledge Officer at Monitor Group. Before that has was a Partner and Director of Communications for Asia-Pacific at McKinsey & Company, as well as Editor of the McKinsey Quarterly. Still earlier, he was a Founding Partner of Winthrop Group (business historians) and Senior Editor of Harvard Business Review.
He is the author of several books and many articles, and his blog on tertiary education can be found at HBR.org. Alan holds both his AB and PhD from Harvard University.