Kaia Miller is founder of Aslan Global, a Boston-based consulting firm advising entrepreneurs and government leaders in emerging markets on competitiveness and business strategy. She spent several years working with the Cambridge-based consulting firm The Monitor Group, and Aslan Global continues to collaborate with Monitor.
Miller has advised public and private sector leaders in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East on issues related to competitiveness and economic development. Specifically, she has worked with entrepreneurs in dozens of industries to develop export strategies and global business networks. She has examined the government and private sector roles in building competitiveness, as well as the potential role of a country’s emigrant network.
Miller currently serves on President Kagame’s Advisory Council, supporting the implementation of Rwanda’s long-term vision. She is also a board member of the Center for Middle East Competitive Strategy, a joint initiative of the nations involved in the Middle East peace process, and has advised the senior leadership of the World Bank on lending strategies for developing countries including Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Romania and Bangladesh by facilitating national dialogues on the countries’ long-term visions.
Miller designed and led Monitor Group’s two-year National Competitiveness Project for El Salvador for the Ministers of Economy and Finance, sponsored by the government and private sectors in El Salvador and supported by the World Bank and led several cluster projects in Venezuela.
Miller has developed and taught several seminars on economic competitiveness and business strategy, and is regularly invited to speak about competitiveness, emigrant networks and economic development. She is an adjunct professor and member of the Executive Committee at the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University and author of “Emigrant Community Networks: An Underutilized Opportunity for Developing Countries,” and “Prosperity Creators: Listening to Businesspeople in Developing Countries.”
Miller received her B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and her M.Sc. in International Relations from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.