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Vikki Tam

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Vikki Tam is a partner in Bain & Company’s New York office and head of the firm’s Global Development Practice, which partners with cutting-edge, global organizations that support entrepreneurship in developing and emerging markets to help grow local businesses, create jobs and ultimately combat global poverty.

Vikki directs Bain’s global partnership with Acumen.  In 2012, Vikki and a Bain team worked with Acumen to better align its global operating model with next-stage growth objectives and helped clarify and improve some of its most critical structures, including a more transparent investment process and post-investment governance. Building upon the success of that effort, Vikki continues to collaborate with Acumen on other strategic topics and research development.  She also oversees the firm’s global partnership with Endeavor, a non-profit that aims to catalyze long-term economic development in emerging and developed markets through high-impact entrepreneurship.

In addition to her client work, Vikki leads Bain’s semi-annual Net Promoter Social Impact Forum.  The forum brings together executives from leading non-profits to share best practices on using Bain’s proprietary Net Promoter SystemSM to enhance stakeholder loyalty and shape how impact is measured in the social sector.

Prior to her current role, Vikki was based in Bain’s Shanghai office, where she led the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology and Organization Practices in Greater China. There, she worked with local and multinational companies on business growth strategies, market entry, organizational design and corporate performance improvement.  She also oversaw Bain’s multi-year relationship with Jet Li’s One Foundation, China’s first non-government public foundation.

Vikki credits her personal and professional experiences living and working in China, Japan, Australia, U.K. and the U.S. with nurturing her sensitive curiosity about different cultures and cultivating a lifelong interest in global development.  Through her work at Bain, she combines her expertise in data-driven analysis and developing practical insights with her deep understanding of the non-profit sector to help global development organizations, such as Acumen, increase their social and economic impact.

Vikki earned her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and graduated phi beta kappa with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.