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Jeongmin Seong

McKinsey Global Institute Partner, Shanghai

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


Jeongmin Seong is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as China-focused themes. Jeongmin’s recent research has focused on technology, innovation and China’s economic transition. He has co-authored several MGI reports and discussion papers.

Prior to joining MGI, Jeongmin worked with companies around the world focusing on consumer facing industries including consumer electronics, retail, and automotive as an associate partner at McKinsey’s Greater China office. Jeongmin also led McKinsey’s emerging market growth service line.

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.


Future of Asia: An interview with Jeongmin Seong,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2019

A minute with the McKinsey Global Institute: Jeongmin Seong on China’s digital economy,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2017

Published work

"Human capital at work: The value of experience," McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Five windows of opportunity for postpandemic Asia,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

What is driving Asia's technological rise?,” Project Syndicate, December 2020

How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

The future of Asia: Decoding the value and performance of corporate Asia,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Fast-forward China: How COVID-19 is accelerating five key trends shaping the Chinese economy,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Corporate Asia: A capital paradox,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

The Asianized world has arrived,” Project Syndicate, October 2019

The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2019

The value of global China,” Project Syndicate, July 2019

How governments in emerging economies can help boost and sustain growth,” The Mandarin, July 2019

Asia’s future is now,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2019

Have we reached peak integration between China and the world?,” World Economic Forum Blog, July 2019

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2019

Artificial intelligence in the United Kingdom: Prospects and challenges,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2019

For all the hubbub about the US-China trade war, trade is a fraction of China's economy,” Quartz, May 2019

Staying competitive in next round of globalization,” China Daily, April 2019

How governments in emerging economies can help boost and sustain growth,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

Tackling Europe’s gap in digital and AI,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2019

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2019

Could China turn inward?,” Project Syndicate, December 2018

China and the world: Inside a changing economic relationship,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2018

How competition is driving AI's rapid adoption,” Harvard Business Review, October 2018

The emerging world's high achievers,” Project Syndicate, September 2018

Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2018

Notes from the frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2018

Commentary: How China became a digital leader,” Fortune, December 2017

Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2017

"China's digital economy: A leading global force," McKinsey Global Institute, August 2017

"Artificial intelligence: Implications for China," McKinsey Global Institute, April 2017

"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