Trudi Lang

Trudi Lang

Senior Fellow in Management Practice

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Trudi is a global strategist working with leaders to support them with their strategic objectives.

Her vision is to improve the state of the world through global conversations. She does this through her teaching, research and consulting, providing leaders with the frameworks and space to discover a new way.

Prior to joining the School, Trudi was previously Director and Head of Strategic Foresight at the World Economic Forum convening global conversations with members and stakeholders to explore the future of industries, countries and emerging issues. She also served as Consultant for Strategic Foresight at the OECD working with the leaders of a member country to develop their national strategy. 

In addition to holding a PhD (DPhil, Management Studies), Trudi has an MSc degree in Management Research from the University of Oxford, graduating with Distinction and winning the Templeton College Nautilus Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She also holds an MBA (Executive) (Distinction) from Curtin University, Australia, and an MA (Political Science) from the University of Hawaii, USA.



Trudi's research focuses on new frameworks, processes and aspects of psychological mindedness to help leaders discover and implement new ways forward.

She is currently writing on: designing collaborative strategies, adapting an organisation’s identity for strategic change, and introducing new strategic practices into organisations. 

In her Oxford doctoral dissertation, Trudi explored how scenario planning can build new social capital, generating new insights and new collaborative opportunities.

Her research has been published in the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change. An earlier presentation of Trudi’s research was chosen as one of the best papers of the US-based Academy of Management annual conference.


Building new social capital with scenario planning(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  Technological Forecasting and Social Change  | 
  • Trudi Lang,
  • Rafael Ramirez

Reflecting on scenario practice: The contribution of a soft systems perspective(opens in new window)

Chapter  |  Business Planning for Turbulent Times: New Methods for Applying Scenarios  | 
  • T Lang
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Trudi is a core faculty member of the Oxford Scenarios Programme and the Oxford Networked Strategy Lab. 

Both programmes are highly experiential, providing leaders with the strategy skills for thriving in an interconnected and often turbulent world. She also contributes to a range of related open and customised programmes delivered in Oxford and around the world.