Global Forces: Major Trends and Opportunities for B.C.
Global Managing Director
McKinsey & Company
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
McKinsey & Company is the world's leading management consultancy firm, working with top organizations to address their most important strategic, operational, organizational, and technological opportunities and challenges.
McKinsey believes British Columbia is ideally positioned to capture opportunities in a number of key sectors and play a greater role in the global economy, and it is delighted to be opening its newest location in Vancouver to serve this thriving region.
In his address, Mr. Barton will share McKinsey's perspectives on the forces changing the business landscape and their implications, as well as the opportunities they will create for British Columbia.
About the Speaker
Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. In his 29 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrial. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey's Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.
Dominic is an active participant in international fora including Davos, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Les Rencontres Économiques d'Aix-en-Provence, the Asia Business Council and the China Development Forum. He has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide. Dominic is a co-author, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002) and China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007).
Dominic is the Co-Chair of the 'Focusing Capital on the Long Term' initiative along with Mark Wiseman (CPPIB) and Larry Fink (BlackRock). The initiative seeks to develop practical structures, metrics and approaches for longer-term behaviours in the investment and business worlds.
He is a member of the Canadian Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public Service, is on the Board of Memorial Sloan Kettering, is Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council, a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board's International Advisory Council, an advisor to the Asia Development Bank, a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a member of the Canadian Minister of International Trade's Global Markets Action Plan Advisory Council and Chair of the US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.