James Manyika2Dr. James Manyika is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), and co-leader of McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm.

In 2013, James was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Global Development Council and serves as the Vice Chair of the Council. In 2011, James was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve on a 15-member national Innovation Advisory Board. James also serves on the boards of the Aspen Institute, the Oxford Internet Institute, UC Berkeley’s School of Information (iSchool), Harvard’s Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, the World Affairs Council, and Techonomy Media. James is a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to McKinsey, James was on the engineering faculty at Oxford University and a fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University, a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. A Rhodes Scholar, James has served on the California Rhodes selection committee, and is involved with several philanthropic, arts organizations, and innovation forums, including AFRON (African Robotics Network).

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