James Manyika

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute.

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, chairman and director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), and a member of McKinsey’s board of directors. Dr. Manyika has advised the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading technology companies. At MGI, he has led research on technology and its impact on the economy.

Dr. Manyika served as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, appointed by President Barack Obama. He also served on the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation Advisory Board, appointed by U.S. commerce secretaries.

Dr. Manyika has been a nonresident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in economic studies. He was a visiting scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a faculty exchange fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, a distinguished fellow of Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and a fellow of DeepMind. At the University of Oxford, he was a member of the Programming Research Group and the Robotics Research Lab, and a fellow of Balliol College. He serves on the boards of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Hewlett Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Dr. Manyika received his BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe as an Anglo-American Scholar. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received his DPhil, MSc, and MA in AI and robotics, mathematics, and computer science from Oxford.