Katie Smith is the publisher and global editorial director at Bain & Company. She has served a variety of clients across multiple industries and markets on issues including business unit strategy, merger due diligence, change management, and operational improvement. She has also worked as editor and writer for publications such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Montreal Gazette, and Time. She holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and a master's degree in European studies from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She received her M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.