Niko Canner founded Incandescent in 2013, building on nearly twenty years as an advisor to leaders of many of the world’s major companies. Niko was named one of ten “new gurus” by Fortune magazine in November 2008, featured as a “rising star” in Fortune’s 2009 “40 Under 40” issue, and named as one of the top twenty five in the consulting profession by Consulting Magazine in 2010.
Niko was co-founder and Managing Partner of the consulting firm Katzenbach Partners and then Senior Partner at Booz & Company following the sale of Katzenbach to Booz in 2009. Most recently, Niko was a member of the Management Committee of Bridgewater Associates.
Niko began his consulting career at McKinsey & Company, where he was a founding member of the McKinsey Change Center. He subsequently co-founded Mitchell Madison Group’s Organization Practice. Niko is a founding investor and board member of Journelle, a lingerie retailer; a board member of Purpose; and a Director of Sevident, an early-stage company applying nanotechnology to the diagnostics industry.
Niko earned an A.B. in economics, summa cum laude, from Harvard College and completed graduate work in philosophy at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. He serves on the Advisory Council of Acumen. He initiated and co-leads China 2024, a twenty-year longitudinal study of the development of business leaders in China, is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a member of the US-Japan Leadership Program.
Niko lives in a loft in Chelsea with his wife Uyen and a few thousand books, all too many of them still unread. He’s a foodie and loves looking at art, but can’t draw or sing to save his life.
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