Claudia Juech is associate vice president and managing director for strategic research at The Rockefeller Foundation where she is charged with maximizing the insight coming into and being generated by the Foundation. This includes leading the Foundation’s “Scan and Search” processes for sourcing and assessing new potential opportunities for impact, which combine social science research, concepts from venture capital and strategic foresight and ultimately facilitate the organization in making evidence-based decisions about how to deploy its resources.
She also builds and leverages the Foundation’s knowledge networks, oversees efforts to integrate knowledge across departments and manages the Bellagio Center. Juech established the Foundation’s horizon scanning activities and created a global “Searchlight” network of trend monitoring grantees that provided input into idea generation processes at the Foundation.
Previously, Juech was vice president at DB Research, Deutsche Bank’s think tank for trends in business, society and financial markets. Reporting to Deutsche Bank Group’s chief economist, she provided decision-making support on a broad range of topics, ranging from economic issues to demographics and healthcare. Juech has a degree in Information Science from Cologne University of Applied Sciences and an International MBA from the University of Cologne.