G. Sam Samdani, PhD, is a senior industry knowledge expert at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. His responsibilities include leading the specialty chemicals service line in the Americas and providing thought leadership across a range of complex knowledge domains within the firm’s Chemicals & Agriculture Practice. Sam’s views on the performance and health of the global chemical industry have been published in Chemical Week and other publications. He has also co-authored a book, Going Digital: Realizing the Dreams of a Digital Bangladesh for All, where he shares strategies and stories from “where the future has already happened” to help catapult developing countries like Bangladesh from old-style industrialization to the new era of virtualization.
Prior to joining McKinsey in 1995, Sam worked at McGraw-Hill as an Associate Editor with Chemical Engineering, a monthly technical publication. He received his BS in chemical engineering from Yale University, and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester.