As chairman of Bain & Company, Orit Gadiesh is one of the leaders in today's international strategy consulting industry and is widely recognized for her expertise in the implementation of change within the corporation.
Orit joined Bain & Company in 1977, after graduating from Harvard Business School and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She earned her MBA with high distinction, was a Baker scholar, and won the Brown prize as the most outstanding marketing student in her class.
Diversity of experiences
Prior to joining Bain, Orit taught at The Hebrew University, the Jerusalem Institute of Management, and served in the Israeli Army. Active in civic and professional affairs, Orit sits on several boards. She also plays an active role in academics, serving on the Publications Review Board of the Harvard Business School Press and the Harvard College Overseers' Committee to Visit the Graduate School of Business Administration.
When recently asked for her advice on making good career choices, she said, "When you think about where you want to go to work, you should really think about what you want to do, not what seems fashionable or prestigious at the moment. It's important, right from the start of your career, to do what you enjoy. It should be fun. If it's not fun, it's not worth it."
Orit has contributed to a number of leading management and business journals, such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, as well as given speeches at leadership conferences around the world. An active leader not only in the business world, but in the community as a whole, Orit's accomplishments are numerous. In 2007, Orit was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from "Consulting" magazine and was honored at the magazine's awards dinner for women leaders in consulting.