Byron Auguste is a director in McKinsey's Washington D.C. office, where he works primarily in the fields of high technology, information- and services-based businesses, education, and economic development. For six years, Mr. Auguste served as director of McKinsey’s Social Sector Office, which works with institutions of the private, public, and non-profit sectors worldwide on projects to improve education, health outcomes, and economic growth and opportunity.
Byron has authored numerous reports and spoken at universities, industry roundtables, and public policy forums on topics related education, economic development, job creation, innovation, technology, and globalization. In June 2011, Byron co-authored “An economy that works,” which analyzes the causes of slow job creation and the implications for future job growth.
Byron is the co-founder and board chairman of Hope Street Group, a nationwide, nonpartisan, volunteer organization of professionals and entrepreneurs who promote public policies that expand economic opportunity. He also serves on the board of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions in 2010, and elected a Successor Trustee of the Yale Corporation in 2011.
Before joining McKinsey & Company in 1993, Byron received a doctorate in economics and worked as an economist at the African Development Bank, LMC International, and Oxford University’s Foreign Service Program.
“An economy that works: Job creation and America's future," a McKinsey report, June 2011
“Growth and renewal in the US: Retooling America's economic engine,” The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Feb. 2011
“Closing the talent gap: Attracting and retaining top-third graduates to careers in teaching,” a McKinsey report, Sept. 2010
“The most dynamic economies rely on creative destruction to grow,” Newsweek Magazine, August 16, 2010
“The economic cost of the US education gap,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2009
“Changing the fortunes of America’s workforce: A human capital challenge,” The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), June 2009
“The Economics of International Payments Unions and Clearing Houses,” Palgrave Macmillan Press, 1997
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