Director, Ashridge Strategy Management Centre
Dr. Rebecca Homkes is the founder and director of 21st Century Strategy, a boutique consultancy
firm, where she works with CEOs and executive teams of the top global companies and fast-growing enterprises on developing and executing strategy for growth, especially when facing extreme uncertainty. Homkes is also a Teaching Fellow at the London Business School (LBS)’s Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship as well as its Centre for Management Development. She is also a Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and a Director at the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre (ASMC).
Homkes is a partner at GrowthX Corporate and mentor at GrowthX, where she combines her experience scaling entrepreneurial start-ups and advising enterprises attempting to embed more innovative ways of working and scale internal ventures. She is a member of several advisory boards including the Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate (SVGS), directed the joint McKinsey & Co/CEP Global Management Matters project since 2007, and serves on several commissions relating to productivity, management and competitiveness policies. She regularly speaks at international conferences and forums, has written for publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, and has co-authored work featured in the Economist, Financial Times, and Fast Company.
A Marshall Scholar, she received her PhD and MSc from the LSE in International Economy and was Indiana University’s top graduate and its sole Herman Wells Scholar, where she earned a BS (Honours) in business administration with majors in finance, accounting and international studies alongside a BA (Honours) in Political Science. She previously served as a Fellow at the White House’s President’s Council of Economic Advisors and has worked in management and strategy consulting for Bain & Co. in Chicago.