The Key to Success in Latin America


  • Jaana Remes
Dr. Jaana Remes is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco. Since 2003, Jaana has led MGI's research on productivity, urbanization, competitiveness, and growth. Her most recent research looks at cities and the shifting global company landscape, the rising urban consuming class and shifting economic power of cities, as well as the patterns of urban growth and renewal across the Americas. Prior to joining MGI, Jaana was a consultant on McKinsey corporate finance and strategy projects in the US and Mexico. She received her Ph.D. on applied economies from Stanford University and an MSc degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

This talk is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit and follow #PovGov on Twitter.


Jaana Remes, The Key to Success in Latin America