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Alexander Kirss

Sr Principal, Research

Alexander Kirss is a member of the CHRO effectiveness research team in Gartner's HR Practice. While Mr. Kirss works across all issues that affect a CHRO's role effectiveness, his core areas of focus include working with the board and c-suite, environmental, social and governance issues, and managing geopolitical risk.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Kirss worked in federal consulting where he helped U.S. government clients identify and mitigate capability shortfalls across a number of operational areas. He holds a PhD in political science from George Washington University, where he his research focused on how businesses can proactively identify and manage geopolitical risk.

Professional background

Booz Allen Hamilton

Senior Consultant

MBO Partners

Independent Consultant

Areas of coverage

CHRO Effectiveness


B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Williams College

M.A., International Relations, University of Chicago

Ph.D., Political Science, George Washington University

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