James Manyika

Director (Senior Partner), McKinsey & Company; Director, McKinsey Global Institute

Dr. James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute, and a director on McKinsey’s board. Based in Silicon Valley for over twenty years, Dr. Manyika has worked with chief executives and founders of many leading technology companies. Dr. Manyika was appointed by President Barack Obama to be vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House and by U.S. commerce secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation Board. He serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and the Markle Foundation.

Dr. Manyika is a trustee of the Aspen Institute; serves on the advisory boards of the Oxford Internet Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University; and is a fellow at DeepMind. Dr. Manyika was a member of the Programming Research Group and the Robotics Research Lab at Oxford, a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, and a faculty fellow at MIT. Dr. Manyika has a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. A Rhodes scholar, he earned his MA, MSc, and DPhil in artificial intelligence, robotics, and computation from Oxford University.