MGI leadership

MGI is led by McKinsey & Company senior partners Sven Smit, who serves as chairman, and Chris Bradley, Kweilin Ellingrud, Marco Piccitto, Olivia White, and Jonathan Woetzel, who serve as MGI directors.

Sven Smit

Senior Partner, Chair of Insights and Ecosystems, and Chair of McKinsey Global Institute, Amsterdam
Leads research on economic and business trends and works with companies to develop business strategies and transformations

Chris Bradley

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Sydney
Leads research and works on strategic transformations for organizations across Australia and New Zealand’s media, banking, retail, and telecommunications...

Kweilin Ellingrud

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Minneapolis
Leads insights and discussions on future of work, gender equality, racial equity, and productivity. Serves clients across strategy and operational...

Marco Piccitto

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Milan
Leads research and advises leading European financial and industrial institutions on a broad range of risk-management, business strategy, and...

Olivia White

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Bay Area
Leads research on global economic, business, and tech trends and brings deep expertise in strategy, risk management, and operational transformations...

Jonathan Woetzel

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai
Leads research on China, Asia, and global economic and business trends, helps cities and regions create sustainable growth, and supports the...

Michael Chui

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, Bay Area
Leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society

Mekala Krishnan

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, Boston
Leads the McKinsey Global Institute’s research on gender economics, inclusive growth, and economic development

Anu Madgavkar

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, New Jersey
Leads global research focused on labor markets and human capital, technology’s economic impact, gender economics, digital and financial inclusion,...

Jan Mischke

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, Zurich
Leads MGI’s research on Europe as well as on investment, infrastructure and housing from a global standpoint

Jeongmin Seong

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, Shanghai
Leads MGI teams based in China, working on global as well as China-focused research

Tilman Tacke

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, Munich
Cares about economic growth that benefits people

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MGI Council

MGI Council members provide expert input on MGI research and are selected from around the world from various sectors.

Michael Birshan

Senior Partner, London
Global co-leader of our Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, partnering with bold and determined leaders to set strategy, transform organizations, and deliver sustainable value

Andres Cadena

Senior Partner, Bogotá
Champions Latin America’s economic development and applies financial and strategic expertise in work with the region’s public and private sectors

Gemma D’Auria

Senior Partner, Milan
Supports organizations in the retail, fashion, and luxury sectors in driving transformations for higher performance and health, including building capabilities and developing leadership capacity

Eric Hazan

Senior Partner, Paris
Coleads the Marketing & Sales Practice in Western Europe and brings extensive knowledge of strategic marketing, as well as digital transformations and their impact on organizations

Solveigh Hieronimus

Senior Partner, Munich
Serves clients in both the public and private sector at the intersection of regulation, sustainability, and growth. Co-leads McKinsey's global Center for Government (MCG).

Amit Khera

Senior Partner, Gurugram
Leads GEM Practice in India and drives end-to-end operations, growth and organization transformations across the Energy and Materials as well as government sectors

Dymfke Kuijpers

Senior Partner, Singapore
Leads McKinsey’s retail and consumer work in Asia and retail globally

Acha Leke

Senior Partner, Johannesburg
Works with key public, private, and social sector institutions to accelerate growth and development in Africa

Nick Leung

Senior Partner, Hong Kong
Chairman of McKinsey’s Greater China region advising global and Chinese companies across a range of industries.

Clarisse Magnin-Mallez

Senior Partner, Paris
Managing Partner of McKinsey in France. Leads our work in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Practices in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; the agriculture sector in France; and the circular-economy initiative worldwide

Tarek Mansour

Senior Partner, Dubai
Counsels leaders on strategy and performance transformations; has over two decades focused on improving ROI for corporations and national investment-led value creation

Jurica Novak

Senior Partner, Warsaw
Trusted by banks, private-equity firms, and consumer-goods producers for his expertise in risk management, turnarounds, pricing, operational topics, and sales-force effectiveness.

Hamid Samandari

Senior Partner, New York
Cofounder and senior leader of the global Risk & Resilience Practice and Chair of the firm’s Knowledge Council, who leads our research on the economics of climate change and broader sustainability topics.

Navjot Singh

Senior Partner, Boston
Works with Top Teams on what matters! Drives innovation at the intersection of science, engineering, medicine, business, and government. Combines expertise in strategy, operations, technology, transformations, risk, M&A and business development to support life sciences, healthcare, higher education, technology, semiconductors, private equity/venture capital and government clients.

Eckart Windhagen

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Advises global financial services companies in digital and advanced analytics transformation and organizational health and performance.

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Academic advisors

MGI works with leading economists, including Nobel laureates, who act as advisors on MGI projects. Current advisors include:

Martin Baily

Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development

Hans-Helmut Kotz

Harvard University, Visiting Professor
Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies
Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center at Goethe University

Rakesh Mohan

Yale University
Professor in the Practice of International Economics and Finance, School of Management, and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs

Sir Christopher Pissarides

London School of Economics
Nobel Laureate and Regius Professor of Economics

Matthew Slaughter

Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business
Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business

Michael Spence

Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Professor of Economics emeritus
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford, Adjunct Professor at SDA Bocconi, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001

Laura Tyson

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School

Other past academic advisors have included:

Masahiko Aoki

Stanford University
Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies

Kenneth J. Arrow

Stanford University
1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Barry Bosworth

Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Global Economy and Development and Robert V. Roosa Chair

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor at Sloan School of Management

Richard Cooper

Harvard University
Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Olivier Blanchard

Peterson Institute for International Economics Professor and Senior Fellow

Leszek Balcerowicz

Warsaw School of Economics
Professor of Economics
Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister 

Diane Coyle

University of Cambridge
Bennett Professor of Public Policy

Sir Howard Davies

Institut d’Études Politiques
Professor in the Practice of Political Science and Former Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science

Jason Furman

Harvard University
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy jointly at Harvard Kennedy School and the Department of Economics
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Nonresident senior fellow

Hal Varian

University of California, Berkeley
Emeritus Professor, Haas School of Business, and Chief Economist at Google

Robert Solow

1987 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Emeritus Institute Professor, Economics Department

Sergio Rebelo

Northwestern University
Tokai Bank Professor of Finance

Dani Rodrik

Harvard University
Professor of International Political Economy at John F. Kennedy School of Government

Kenneth Rogoff

Harvard University
Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy

Paul Romer

2018 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences,
NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Professor of Economics and Director, The Urbanization Project

MGI alumni

James Manyika

James is senior partner and chairman emeritus of MGI as of January 2022, following a more than 25-year career at McKinsey. He is currently Senior Vice President of Technology and Society at Google, reporting directly to the CEO of Alphabet. He previously served as vice-chair of the United States Global Development Council at the White House and on the US National Innovation Advisory Board, among other government and business commissions and initiatives. As a board-member, trustee, or advisor, he continues to be involved with numerous think tanks, academic institutions, and non-profit and philanthropic foundations.

Diana Farrell

Led MGI from 2002–2008 and was a director of the McKinsey Center for Government based in Washington, D.C. Served as deputy director of the US National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the president for economic policy under President Obama. Most recently, she was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Currently is an independent director and trustee of various organizations, including eBay, Urban Institute, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the National Academies of Sciences’ Committee on National Statistics.

Ted Hall

Former director of McKinsey, led knowledge building efforts and had a 27-year career at the firm. He co-founded MGI and later served as its chairman.

Eric Labaye

Former chairman of MGI and leader of the firm's knowledge-building efforts. Previously served as a McKinsey senior partner and office manager for France, based in Paris. He is currently President of École Polytechnique.

William Lewis

Was a partner of McKinsey for 20 years and co-founding director of MGI from its founding in 1990 until his retirement from McKinsey in 2001.

Susan Lund

A former partner at MGI, Susan had a 25-year career at McKinsey. She is currently Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC.

Lenny Mendonca

Former chairman of MGI and firm's knowledge building efforts. Previously served as a McKinsey director and a public sector practice leader based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. He previously served as the State of California's Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development, and Co-chair of California Forward.

Charles Roxburgh

Former London-based director of MGI and McKinsey senior partner, he also served as Director General of Financial Services at HM Treasury. He is now Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

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