James Manyika

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, chairman and director of McKinsey Global Institute and a member of McKinsey’s board. He has authored books and articles, led research, and worked with a variety of companies on issues related to innovation, the digital economy, the future of work, and other global trends. 

A sought-after advisor, Manyika has served in a number of roles for the Obama Administration and is currently on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chair of California’s Future of Work Commission appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom. In addition, his interest in research in science, technology, and the economy has led him to serve on board of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and on advisory boards at Oxford Internet Institute, Stanford’s AI institute, MIT’s digital economy initiative, and Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. He is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Responsible Computing Research and its Applications and has been involved with many other organizations and philanthropic endeavors.

A Rhodes Scholar, Manyika received his DPhil, MSc, and MA from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics, and computer science, and his BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. He has been the recipient of a number of distinguished fellowships.


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