Paul A. Laudicina is chairman emeritus of A.T. Kearney and chairman of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council. Paul was partner and chairman of the board of A.T. Kearney from 2006 to 2012. He took on this role after the firm regained its independence through a management buyout and guided A.T. Kearney through an extraordinary turnaround. The firm has recorded consistent double-digit growth and its global footprint has expanded by 30 percent to include offices in nearly 40 countries. Previously, he was Managing Director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, a forum of CEOs and thought leaders focused on assessing global strategic opportunities and risk management. In addition to his more than 30 years of private-sector experience, he has also served in the public sector, as legislative director to then U.S. Senator, Joseph Biden. He is the author of a number of articles and books on global strategic issues, including Beating the Global Odds (2012) and World Out of Balance (2005), and was named to Consulting magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants in 2005 and again in 2007.