Biography

Dominic Barton

Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company

Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. In his 28 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrial. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.

Dominic leads McKinsey’s work on the future of capitalism, long-term value-creation and the role of business leadership in society. This is a set of research initiatives and projects to convene organisations and leaders for constructive action. He co-leads an initiative with Mark Wiseman (of the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board) and Larry Fink (of BlackRock) on Focusing Capital on the Long Term.

Dominic is a co-author, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002) and China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007).

He is a member of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Public Service, a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, an advisor to the Asia Development Bank, a member of the Advisory Board for the China Development Bank Capital Group and a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Dominic has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived and worked – for example, the Gold Magnolia Award of Shanghai, the Order of Civil Merit (Peony Medal) from former President Lee of South Korea and the Singaporean Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore). He is a Rhodes Trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Dominic is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.