MGI leadership

MGI is led by three McKinsey directors, Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel, based in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, respectively. Together with MGI partners and senior fellows, they advise research teams and set MGI’s research agenda with input from MGI’s Council, academic advisers, and other experts.

Jacques Bughin

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Brussels
Leads research on global economic and technology trends and has served media, telecom, online services, health care, fintech, travel and logistics...

James Manyika

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, San Francisco
Leads research on global economic and technology trends and serves many of the world's leading high tech companies on growth, innovation, and...

Jonathan Woetzel

MGI 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 transformation...

Andres Cadena

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

Sandrine Devillard

Senior Partner, Montréal
Leads McKinsey's European consumer and retail sectors with a focus on consumer goods, apparel, fashion and luxury, and commercial real-estate...

Richard Dobbs

Senior Partner, London
Leads research on global economic trends and serves clients around the world in a variety of industries, ranging from high tech and financial...

Michael Chui

MGI Partner, San Francisco
Leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society

Katy George

Senior Partner, New Jersey
Managing partner of McKinsey's Mid-Atlantic office. Provides leadership to global healthcare companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and quality-improvement...

Rajat Gupta

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Leads McKinsey’s Energy and Materials Practice in Asia. Helps companies in emerging markets transform their performance, achieve breakout growth,...

Tarek Elmasry

Senior Partner, Dubai
Managing director of McKinsey in the Middle East, overseeing all McKinsey operations in the region; counsels CEOs, senior executives and government...

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...

Eric Labaye

Senior Partner, Paris
A senior partner of McKinsey based in Paris, Eric manages global research investments and operations

Acha Leke

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

Susan Lund

MGI Partner, Washington DC
Leads research on global financial markets, trade, labor markets, and the macroeconomic outlook

Anu Madgavkar

MGI Partner, Mumbai
Leads MGI teams based in India, working on global as well as India-focused research

Jan Mischke

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

Scott Nyquist

Senior Partner, Houston
Advises MGI on research related to natural resources, clean technologies, and U.S. economic growth

Gary Pinkus

Senior Partner, San Francisco
Managing partner for McKinsey & Company in North America and a global leader in private equity and investment, with deep roots in healthcare

Sree Ramaswamy

Partner, Washington DC
Leads research on digitization, competition, and the impact of multinational companies on the global economy

Jaana Remes

MGI Partner, San Francisco
Leads research on productivity, competitiveness, urbanization and manufacturing

Jeongmin Seong

Senior Fellow, Shanghai
Leads MGI teams based in China, working on global as well as China-focused research

Sven Smit

Senior Partner, Amsterdam
Leads the development of knowledge for McKinsey's Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice and works with many leading companies to develop growth...

Oliver Tonby

Senior Partner, Singapore
Managing Partner of McKinsey in Southeast Asia; member of Singapore’s Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity; advises oil and gas, energy...

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

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family professor at Sloan School of Management

Richard Cooper

Harvard University
Maurits C. Boas professor of International Economics

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

Rakesh Mohan

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

Matthew Slaughter

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Associate Dean of the MBA program and the Signal Companies professor of Management

Michael Spence

NYU Stern School of Business
Nobel laureate and William R. Berkley professor in Economics & Business

Laura Tyson

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Professor of Business Administration and director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact

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, professor of Economics (emeritus)

Leszek Balcerowicz

Warsaw School of Economics
Professor of Economics

Olivier Blanchard

Currently on leave as the economic counselor and director of the research department of the International Monetary Fund

Barry Bosworth

Brookings Institution
Senior fellow, economic studies, Global Economy and Development and Robert V. Roosa chair

Sergio Rebelo

Northwestern University
Tokai Bank professor of Finance

Dani Rodrik

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

Kenneth Rogoff

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

Paul Romer

Stanford University
Senior fellow at Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Robert Solow

1987 Nobel laureate in Economics, Emeritus Institute professor, Economics department

Hal Varian

University of California at Berkeley
Emeritus professor in the School of Information, the Haas School of Business, and the Department of Economics

MGI alumni

Diana Farrell

Former director of the McKinsey Center for Government and previously a director of McKinsey based in Washington, D.C. Served as deputy director of the US National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the president for economic policy. Led MGI from 2002–2008. She is now President and CEO of JP Morgan Chase Institute.

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.

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.

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.

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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