About Jeongmin

Jeongmin Seong is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, our business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as China-focused themes. He recently published an in-depth research on China’s economic transition, China’s choice: Capturing the 5 trillion productivity opportunity. He also focuses on technology and innovation themes. His publications include Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation and China’s digital transformation.

Prior to joining MGI, Jeongmin worked as an associate partner at McKinsey’s Greater China office. He served companies around the world focusing on consumer-facing industries including consumer electronics, retail, and automotive. Jeongmin also led McKinsey’s emerging market growth service line. He joined McKinsey’s Seoul office in 2001 and transferred to the Shanghai office in 2007, where he is currently based.

Prior to joining McKinsey Shanghai office, Jeongmin worked as a product marketing manager at Dell China.

Jeongmin is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he received his MBA degree. He graduated summa cum laude from Korea University’s College of Politics and Economics.

Published work

"China’s role in the next phase of globalization," McKinsey Global Institute, April 2017

"Capturing China’s $5 trillion productivity opportunity," McKinsey Global Institute, June 2016

"Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation," McKinsey Quarterly, October 2015

"China’s digital transformation," McKinsey Global Institute, July 2014


Harvard Business School

Korea University
BA in mass communications