James Manyika

Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, chairman of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). At MGI, James has led research on technology and its impact on the economy and society. James was appointed by President Obama as vice-chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by US Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation Board. He serves on the boards of Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and on research advisory boards at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford.

A Rhodes Scholar, James 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 is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute, a fellow of DeepMind, and was elected a research fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.