MIT Forefront

James Manyika

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

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and chairman and director of McKinsey Global Institute. He was appointed vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House by President Barack Obama and appointed by US Commerce Secretaries to the National Innovation Advisory Board and the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. He serves on the boards of Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and research advisory boards at MIT, Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford. He earned DPhil, MSc, and MA degrees in AI and robotics, mathematics, and computer science from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Manyika was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute.