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Fadi Farra,
Founder, Managing Partner

Managing Partner at Whiteshield with more than 20 years of experience in strategy consulting and policy advisory globally, including industrial and innovation policies, microeconomics, 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, 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 as a Principal. As founder of Whiteshield, Fadi Farra was awarded the 2019 Global Leaders in Consulting Award with Excellence in Innovation and the 2021 Top 25 Consultants with Excellence in the Public Sector 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 labour 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

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