Speaker: Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company
About the speaker:
Dominic Barton is the global managing director of McKinsey and Company — a management consulting firm. Based in London, Mr. Barton 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 global managing director, Mr. Barton served as McKinsey’s chairman in Asia from 2004 to 2009. He also headed McKinsey’s office in Korea from 2000 to 2004.
Mr. Barton is an active participant in the World Economic Forum, Le Cercle des économistes (Circle of the economists): Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, the Asia Business Council, and the China Development Forum.
He is an adviser to the Singapore Economic Development Board, a trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a Rhodes Trustee. He is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
A prolific writer and renowned speaker, Mr. Barton has authored two books: Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002) with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson; and China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman 2007).
Born in Kampala, Uganda, Mr. Barton graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in economics and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University where he received an M.Phil in Economics.