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Justin Bakule

Executive Director

Justin Bakule has over 20 years of professional experience spread across several disciplines including strategy consulting, international development, and most recently leading the development and growth the Shared Value Initiative, a global community of practice dedicated to advancing shared value.

Role at FSG

As the inaugural Executive Director of the Shared Value Initiative, Justin is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Initiative. He works closely with all of the Initiative’s major stakeholders including corporate, civil society, government, and academic organizations in order to track and influence the development and capture of shared value research, the shared value idea in practice, and the growing global community of practitioners. Prior to the Shared Value Initiative, Justin’s work at FSG focused primarily on shared value strategy development. He led teams focused on agricultural development challenges both in the developing and developed worlds, including cocoa strategies in West Africa and rice strategies in the Mississippi Delta. Justin’s in-country experience includes work in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Kenya, Chile, and Haiti. Justin is also a member of FSG’s Leadership Team contributing to the overall strategic direction of the organization.

Before FSG

Justin’s previous experience includes time spent both in the private and nonprofit sectors, as well as in international development. He spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, working with the Ministry of Tourism. Prior to Peace Corps, Justin was a management consultant with PwC Consulting and IBM, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies developing corporate and operational strategies.

Education

  • Cornell University, MBA
  • Washington and Lee University, BA, Economics

Languages

  • French
  • Songhaï

On working at FSG

“Over nearly 10 years at FSG, I’ve been blessed with a diverse set of global experiences first through FSG consulting and then in the launch, growth, and management of the Shared Value Initiative. In my current role, I’m most proud when I see new shared value knowledge, insights, and experiences flowing in from all corners of the globe, from all of our partners, and from the dedicated shared value practitioners using the approach in creative ways on many of the world’s most pressing challenges.”