About Dominic

Dominic Barton is the global managing partner of McKinsey. He is based in London and leads the firm’s focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value. Before becoming managing partner, Dominic served as McKinsey’s chairman in Asia from 2004 to 2009. He also headed McKinsey’s office in Korea from 2000 to 2004.

He is the chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council, and a cochair of the Focusing Capital on the Long Term initiative. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a Rhodes trustee, and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Dominic has authored more than 80 articles and is a coauthor, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002) and of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007).

He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honors in economics and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.

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Published work

For a company to achieve gender diversity, the CEO can’t do it alone,” The Wall Street Journal, September 2015

The cost of confusing shareholder value and short-term profit,” The Financial Times, September 2015

People before strategy: a new role for the CHRO,” The Harvard Business Review, July 2015

Making boards work,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

Focusing capital on the long term,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013

The case for inclusive capitalism,” The Guardian, May 2012


Brasenose College, Oxford University
Rhodes Scholar

University of British Columbia
BA, Honours in economics