Dominic Barton is the global managing director of McKinsey. In his 24 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries—including banking, consumer goods, high tech, and industrial—but his core area of work is in financial-sector development and reform. In his current role as managing director, Dominic continues to spend half of his time working with clients.
Dominic was previously McKinsey’s chairman in Asia from 2004–2009, based in Shanghai, and he led McKinsey's office in Korea from 2000–2004.
Dominic is an active participant in many international fora including Davos, Le Cercle des Économistes: Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, the Asia Business Council, and the Aspen Strategy Group. He is a trustee of the Brookings Institution and is the chairman of the International Advisory Committee to the president of South Korea on National Future and Vision.
He is also a prolific writer—authoring more than 80 articles on financial services, Asia, history, and the issues and opportunities facing global and Asian markets. He is the co-author, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002). His most recent book is China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007).
Awards and recognition
In 2009 he was awarded the Magnolia Gold Prize by the Shanghai Government for his outstanding contributions to the city’s development. Dominic is named in the National Association of Corporate Directors' list of 100 most influential people in corporate governance and the Boardroom and Financial Centres International’s list of Top 500. Dominic was made a Rhodes Trustee in April 2010 and is an honorary fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford.
Dominic on the leadership challenges of the 21st century