Alison Sander

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"Alison Sander serves as globalization topic advisor for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and brings more than 17 years experience working with senior teams on complex strategic challenges. Alison has worked with a diverse set of clients including CEOs, prime ministers, boards of directors, public agencies, top global foundations including the Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and organizations seeking to manage global complexity. Alison works with large multi-party stakeholder groups and recently completed a study looking at best practices in public-private partnerships.

"Alison has developed innovative approaches for managing networks of alliances, for mapping global supply chains, for understanding and managing global risk, for human and institutional capacity building, for manufacturing and marketing cost-effectively, and for building successful regional growth strategies, among other topics. Prior to BCG, Alison served as President and co-founder of her own international consulting company-Cambridge Transnational Associates, Inc. (CTA)-where she helped companies such as Walt Disney, Ameritech, Deutsche Telecom, Prudential and others to form successful global strategies and international strategic alliances.

"Alison has worked in or traveled to more than 81 countries. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a BA in political science with high honors from the University of Chicago. Alison is a member of the Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow at the Fetzer Institute, the President’s Council at the State of the World Forum, and the IEEE, as well as a frequent speaker on topics related to globalization. Alison’s work in sustainability includes founding AltWheels the largest alternative transportation festival in the NorthEast which is expected to attract 15,000 plus participants this year with more than a week’s worth of activities. ( Altwheels works to create a more sustainable transportation vision for the NorthEast and is supported by more than 35 sponsors and 80 co-host organizations. AltWheels was started at the request of the tribal chief of the Achuar people from the Ecuadorian rainforest." [1]

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  1. Alison Sander, World Resources Institute, accessed January 28, 2011.