Qualifications & Institution
PhD, International Political Economy, London School of Economics & Political Science
Rebecca Homkes is a Director at the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre as well as a Fellow at the London Business School's Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and its Centre for Management Development. Homkes is a high-growth strategy specialist whose research and consulting work primarily focuses on developing and executing strategies for growth, especially when facing extreme uncertainty, on scaling strategies, and on commercialising corporate innovation.
Homkes is the Director and Partner at GrowthX Corporate, part of investment ecosystem GrowthX based in Silicon Valley. She is also a Fellow at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and directed the joint McKinsey & Co and CEP Global Management Matters project since 2007. She is a member of several advisory boards including the Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate and serves on several commissions relating to productivity, management and competitiveness policies. Homkes is also the global faculty director of the Active Learning Programme for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and works with YPO and entrepreneurial companies around the world. She has written for publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Businessweek, Fortune, and Forbes and has co-authored work featured in the Economist and Financial Times.
A Marshall Scholar, she received her PhD and MSc from the LSE in International Political Economy and previously served as a fellow at the White House's President's Council of Economic Advisors. She has also worked in management and strategy consulting, including with Bain & Co.