About

We invited some of the world's foremost economic actors, including CEOs, board members, investors, and regulators, to present their views about what it will take to change the current system.

Portrait of Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

Former Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dominic Barton is the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. In his 30 years with the firm, he has advised clients in a range of industries, including banking, consumer goods, high tech, and industrials. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia chairman from 2004 to 2009. He led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.

He is the chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and a member of the boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Dominic has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history, and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide. He is a coauthor, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002) and of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007).

Dominic has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived and worked. In February 2013, he received the Order of Civil Merit (Peony Medal) from former President Lee of South Korea, and in August 2014, he was awarded the Singaporean Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore). He is a Rhodes trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. He is also an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honors in economics and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.