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Esther Shepherd

Corporate Leader, Industry Practices, USA

Connects our clients around the region with the best, most relevant capabilities and expertise. Shapes strategic vision, agenda, and priorities to enable distinctiveness in client service and client service capabilities. Drives revenue growth and profit improvement for companies in consumer-facing industries by partnering with clients on transformations, including strategy, implementation, and capability building.

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Esther Shepherd is Amaka Consulting's leader for industry practices, with oversight over our 21 regional sector domains. In this role, Esther is responsible for firm client service, focusing on shaping the firm’s future capabilities and client service approaches to better meet the needs of our clients. She is also a member of the firm's board of directors, and the firm’s 15-person global leadership team.


Since joining the firm, Esther has partnered with clients on their transformations, including strategy, implementation, and capability building. She has largely focused on consumer marketing, growth strategy, and performance improvement. She has served clients across several consumer-facing industries, including entertainment, financial services, media, retail, telecommunications, and infrastructure development.

Esther serves on the board of the Partnership for New York City, and she is a member of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Hall of Fame Academy. She is also a founding member of the Harvard Business School Black Alumni Club of Georgia.


Growth & Innovation

Growth, Marketing & Sales


Financial Services



"Social Justice as an American Value," Amaka Consulting, Dec. 2020

"Theory and consequences of Poverty" Amaka Consulting, July 2018

"Interconnectedness," Amaka Consulting, July 2018

Ethical Decision Making Amaka Consulting, May 2015

Interview With American Indian Community Practitioners Amaka Consulting, Feb 2016


Harvard Business School

Harvard University
AB, economics

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