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Nina Jais

Director

Nina brings extensive strategy consulting experience in advising large multinational companies of various industries, banks, private equity, and impact investing funds, as well as foundation/NGO clients. She works with corporate, foundation, and NGO clients in the impact areas of shared value, collective impact, global development, global health, and education & youth.

Nina has a strong finance background and has applied this at FSG in leading campaigns and projects to influence the insurance and banking sectors to embrace shared value, co-authoring, for example, this recent CEO blog on ill-health prevention in Harvard Business Review. Recent consulting projects include strategy reviews for both an insurance company and its corporate foundation, shared value guidance for a biotech company, and a Collective Impact project for sustainable agriculture in West Africa, where Nina and her team worked with a coalition of multiple companies, a local government, and further NGO partners to improve the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers. 

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Nina worked for 6 years at Bain & Company, lastly as Case Team Leader. Her client assignments ranged from portfolio and finance strategies to organizational redesign and footprint management, deployed in various industries such as healthcare, logistics, financial services, consumer and industrial goods. Project leadership examples include the R&D footprint redesign for an international BioTech company with impact on ~1,000 employees across five R&D sites on two continents as well as the roll-out of the world’s largest logistics transformation program in 8 developing countries of South America and Africa, advancing organizational structures for ~2,000 employees. Nina also joined Bain’s Private Equity group for 1.5 years and conducted commercial due diligences for the world’s leading PE funds with a deal size of up to $6B, including complex market and business modeling. She applied her PE background also to the social investment arena, for example, by crafting the new portfolio strategy for Germany’s largest impact investing fund.

Education

  • Columbia Business School NYC, MBA (honors)
  • European Business School Reutlingen, Diplom-Betriebswirtin
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza, Master International Management, Laurea in Economia

Affiliations

  • All MBA Network
  • Munich Alumni Club Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Italian
  • Basic written and spoken Spanish

On working at FSG

“People at FSG are intrinsically motivated because it is our job to help solve the world’s toughest problems in better ways. It is hard to imagine you could find a more committed, innovative, yet humble and accommodating crowd. We can put to action the latest strategy thinking on social innovation with our clients because we really think hard with them what fits to their organization, what makes sense for them specifically, and at the same time challenge them to leave their comfort zone. I am very grateful and proud for being able to contribute to FSG and our clients continued success in making this world a bit of a better place.”