Jana Duncan, a Senior Managing Director at P&C Global, is the influential leader of the Corporate Performance practice worldwide and a key member of the Strategy & Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Digital Transformation practice groups. With over 25 years of experience, Jana specializes in corporate performance optimization, turnarounds, digital transformation, change management, and corporate strategy and innovation. Her industry expertise spans across financial services, private equity, high-tech, professional services, logistics, and travel & transportation.
Jana’s professional journey began at General Electric, where she held various roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in her contribution to mergers and acquisitions, capability development, and transformation initiatives in the company’s Corporate Development organization. She then held several positions at HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, and T5 Capital, leading corporate development functions that successfully executed complex acquisitions and strategic divestitures across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
Academically, Jana holds a dual-major Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Business from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MEng) from Imperial College London, and an Executive MBA in International Finance from MIT Sloan School of Management. Her postgraduate credentials include an Executive Certificate in “Global Management, Digital Transformation & Innovation: AI for Business” from INSEAD, and she holds the Chartered M&A Professional (CMAP) global certification from the American Academy of Financial Management.
In her advisory role at P&C, Jana collaborates with clients across all industries, creating and implementing optimized, award-winning digital business processes in support of transformation, performance improvement, and organizational agility initiatives. Recent examples of her engagements include:
Jana Duncan is a vibrant personality whose warmth and thoughtfulness are evident in her professional interactions. She has a unique ability to establish genuine connections with clients and team members, fostering a work environment that is both positive and collaborative.
Beyond her professional commitments, Jana is a devoted wife and mother. Her love for the performing arts is deep-seated and her role at P&C Global, which involves frequent worldwide travel, provides her with ample opportunities to indulge in this passion. She relishes the chance to immerse herself in the rich tapestry of different cultures and art forms that she encounters on her travels.
Reflecting on her journey, Jana shares, “At P&C Global, we see ourselves not just as consultants, but as dedicated partners invested in the success of our clients. My experience here has been nothing short of extraordinary. I’ve had the privilege of working with diverse teams, helping businesses unlock their full potential, and looking ahead, I see a future filled with endless possibilities. One of my greatest sources of pride is the role I’ve played as a mentor to the rising stars within P&C Global. Seeing these individuals rapidly ascend to senior leadership positions, witnessing our clients excel, and being part of an organization that truly values talent and fosters growth and lifelong learning – these are the moments that make my journey truly rewarding.”
Head of Portfolio Management
Royal Bank of Scotland
Program Management – Corporate Development
University of Cambridge
BSc, Engineering and Business
Imperial College London
Master of Engineering (MEng), Chemical Engineering
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
EMBA, International Finance
Global Management, Digital Transformation & Innovation: AI for Business
American Academy of Financial Management
Chartered M&A Professional (CMAP)