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Iris Bohnet

Member and Sustainability Lead of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Committee, Credit Suisse, and Academic Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School

Iris Bohnet is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Her most recent research examines behavioral design to de-bias how we live, learn and work. Prof. Bohnet was named one of the Most Influential People in Gender Policy by apolitical in 2018, and a Leading Thinker of Victoria, Australia, from 2016 to 2019, and has received an honorary degree from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2016.

Prof. Bohnet is author of the award-winning book, What Works: Gender Equality by Design, and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. Prof. Bohnet is Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program and Faculty Chair of the executive program “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, and she is also a member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) for 2021. She serves on the boards or advisory boards of Credit Suisse Group, Applied, Edge, genEquality, We Shape Tech, and the UK Government’s Equalities Office as well as numerous academic journals.