Ingrid Tierens is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center. She is also head of the Data Strategy team in the Global Investment Research (GIR) division at Goldman Sachs. Her team contributes to clients’ investment processes through quantitative analysis and systematic solutions and collaborates with GIR research teams to embed alternative data sources in their research. Previously, she was head of the Equities Execution Services Strats Group in Global Markets and the Sales Strats Group across Equity Derivatives and Prime Services. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2002, Tierens was a director in the Active-Quantitative Investment Product Group at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in London and vice president in the Quantitative Financial Research and Development Division at JP Morgan Investment Management. 

Tierens is a past president and current board member of the Society of Quantitative Analysts in New York, board member of the KU Leuven Alumni Chapter USA, and steering committee member of the Chicago Booth PhD Alumni. She earned a PhD in finance and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a CFA charterholder.