Managing Director | Kearney Global Business Policy Council
Erik Peterson is a partner at Kearney and managing director of the firm’s Global Business Policy Council (GBPC), a strategic advisory service specifically designed to provide insight and analysis to the world’s foremost CEOs and business-minded thought leaders. At Kearney, Peterson has guided a range of initiatives pertaining to strategic planning, foresight, global trends, scenario planning, contingency assessments, and quantitative forecasting.
Formerly, Peterson was senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Before joining CSIS, Peterson served as director of research at Kissinger Associates.
Peterson received an MBA (in international finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA (in public international law and international economics) from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA (in international relations) from Colby College. He holds the Certificate of Eastern European Studies from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and the Certificate in International Legal Studies from The Hague Academy of International Law (International Court of Justice, The Netherlands). In 2011, he completed the certificate program on scenario studies at the Oxford University Said School of Business