About Dominic

Dominic Barton is the global managing partner emeritus 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.

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

Dominic has authored more than 80 articles. He is a coauthor, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002), the author of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007), a co-author, with Dezso Horvath and Matthias Kipping, of Re-Imagining Capitalism: Building a Responsible Long-Term Model (Oxford University Press, 2016) and a coauthor, with Ram Charan and Dennis Carey, of Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018).

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.

Published work

Dominic Barton, Dennis Carey Ram Charan, Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First, Harvard Business Review Press, March 2018

Finally, evidence that managing for the long term pays off,” Harvard Business Review, February 2017

Time for a new gender equality playbook,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2017

Dominic Barton, Dezso Horvath, Matthias Kipping, Re-Imagining Capitalism: Building a Responsible Long-Term Model, Oxford University Press, 2016

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

Priorities for jumpstarting the US industrial economy,” Harvard Business Review, February 2015

Making boards work,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

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

Young, gifted and slack,” The Economist, November 2012

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

Capitalism for the long term,” Harvard Business Review, March 2011


Brasenose College, Oxford University
M. Phil Economics

University of British Columbia
BA, economics