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James M. Manyika  

Director, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI); Director, McKinsey & Company

Dr. James Manyika is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm, and one of its three global co-leaders. James is also a director (senior partner) at McKinsey, where he is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Global High Tech, Media and Telecom Practice. He has led research on business strategy issues and on global economic trends, including technology and its impact on business and the economy, growth and productivity, globalization, innovation, competitiveness, and labor markets. He has published a book on distributed networks and decision theory and is a co-author of a book, No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends.

James is a member of the US President’s Global Development Council and in 2013 was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Council. In 2011, James was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve on a national Innovation Advisory Board, as part of the Competes ACT. James also serves on the boards of the Aspen Institute, the Oxford Internet Institute, UC Berkeley’s School of Information (iSchool), Harvard’s Hutchins Center, including the Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, the World Affairs Council, and Techonomy. James is a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

Prior to McKinsey, James was on the engineering faculty at Oxford University and a fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University, a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. A Rhodes Scholar, James has served on the California Rhodes selection committee, and is involved with several philanthropic and arts organizations, and innovation forums, including AFRON (African Robotics Network).

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