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James Manyika is a Director (Senior Partner) at McKinsey & Company where he is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Global Technology, Media and Telecom Practice based in Silicon Valley, where for the last 20 years he has worked with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Manyika is also a Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the Firm’s business and economics research think tank. Some of the work he has led has appeared in academic journals, books and the op-ed pages of newspapers and business publications around the world, including the FT, WSJ, NYT, The Economist, and he has spoken and participated at various global technology, business and governmental forums.
Manyika was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Global Development Council. He serves on the following boards: U.S. Department of Commerce Innovation Advisory Board, Aspen Institute, Oxford Internet Institute, UC Berkeley’s School of Information (iSchool), Harvard’s Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, American University in Cairo school of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the World Affairs Council and Techonomy. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to McKinsey, Manyika was on the Engineering Faculty at Oxford University, a Visiting Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A Rhodes Scholar, Manyika holds DPhil, M.Sc. and M.A. degrees from Oxford in Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, and BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Zimbabwe. Manyika has served on the California Rhodes selection committee, and he is involved with several innovation, philanthropy, arts organizations, and forums.