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MGI leadership

MGI is led by three McKinsey & Company senior partners: Jonathan Woetzel, James Manyika, and Sven Smit, who also serve as co-chairs of MGI.

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...

Sven Smit

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, Amsterdam
Coleads the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and works with leading companies to develop strategies and implement transformations.

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...

Michael Chui

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

Mekala Krishnan

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

Susan Lund

MGI Partner, Washington DC
Leads research on trade and globalization, 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

Sree Ramaswamy

MGI 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 health

Jeongmin Seong

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

Tilman Tacke

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
Leads our Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, partnering with bold and determined leaders to set strategy, transform organizations, and deliver 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

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 activities

André Dua

Senior Partner, Miami
Provides strategic counsel and advises on performance transformation to state and local governments as well as public and private universities and systems

Kweilin Ellingrud

Senior Partner, Minneapolis
With 15 years of experience at McKinsey, serves clients on strategy and operational transformations

Katy George

Senior Partner, New Jersey
Leads the Operations Practice in North America, is a co-convener of the practice globally, and is a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council, the global governance board

Rajat Gupta

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Leads McKinsey’s energy and materials work in Asia, helping companies in emerging markets transform their performance, achieve breakout growth, and become global leaders

Tarek Elmasry

Senior Partner, Dubai
Counsels CEOs, senior executives, and government leaders on a range of strategic and organisational issues, including technology, economic development, and governance

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

Acha Leke

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

Gary Pinkus

Senior Partner, San Francisco
Chairman of North America and a global leader in private equity and investment, with deep roots in healthcare

Oliver Tonby

Senior Partner, Singapore
Chairman of McKinsey’s offices in Asia; member of Singapore’s Future Economy Council; and advises oil and gas, energy, and industrial clients on strategic, development, and operations issues

Eckart Windhagen

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

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

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

NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Nobel Laureate and William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business

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

Leszek Balcerowicz

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

Olivier Blanchard

Peterson Institute for International Economics Professor and Senior Fellow

Barry Bosworth

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

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

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

Robert Solow

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

Hal Varian

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

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.

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.

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 is now 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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