Miguel Payán is Chief Global Strategist at the Global Strategy Group (GSG) at Samsung Headquarters in Seoul, Korea, where he is responsible for engaging and partnering with Samsung Group's global business leaders to develop strategic initiatives that enhance business performance. Miguel oversees Samsung's 110 consultant strong internal consulting organization (GSG), which also serves as the Group's talent pipeline for its affiliates' global operations
Prior to joining the Samsung Group, he was an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates where he advised clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding senior leaders across the industrial and natural resources sectors. Miguel also spent eight years with McKinsey & Company, most recently as an Associate Principal, where he managed teams on strategy, operations, organizational transformation, performance management and technology. He also has deep expertise in the Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors, Mobile, and Health and Medical Equipment industries.
Miguel has lived and worked in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, The Netherlands, Japan, and Korea, and spent almost one year in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait when he was an enlisted machine-gunner with the U.S. Marine Corps during both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. He received his B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and his M.B.A. in corporate finance from the Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan. He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish, and is an avid scuba diver.