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Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton
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Dominic Barton at the 2009 World Economic Forum
Born 1962
Kampala, Uganda
Residence London, UK
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater
Occupation Management Consultant
Employer McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Title Senior Partner and Worldwide Managing Director
Term 2009-2018 (Managing Director)
Predecessor Ian Davis
Successor Kevin Sneader

Dominic Barton (born 1962) is a Ugandan-born Canadian management consultant and business executive. He has been the Managing Director of McKinsey & Company since 2009.

Early life and education

Dominic Barton was born in Kampala, Uganda in 1962.[1][2] Barton's father was an Anglican missionary who helped develop a theology college in Uganda;[3] his mother was a nurse.[4][5] In his childhood, his family's house was occupied by general and future dictator Idi Amin, who was rising to power in Uganda at the time.[4] At age seven, his family moved from Africa to the community of Sardis, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. [5]

Barton attended the University of British Columbia,[6] where he earned a Bachelor's degree in economics.[7] He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and attended Oxford University, where he received an MPhil degree in economics.[8]

Career

After graduating, Barton worked briefly as a currency analyst for N M Rothschild & Sons in London. In 1986, he was hired by McKinsey & Company to work in the company's Toronto office.[6][9] He worked from that office as a management consultant for eleven years.[1] He was nominated to be a partner earlier than normal, but was not promoted to that level until his third attempt.[10][11]

Asian experience

In 1997, Barton moved to the McKinsey office in Seoul.[10][12][13][14] He enjoyed close relationships with the president and government of South Korea.[15][16] He subsequently parlayed those relationships into a role running McKinsey in Korea from 2000 to 2004.

Barton served as the chairman for McKinsey in Asia from 2004 to 2009, operating out of Shanghai.[17][18][19] He wrote a book based on his experiences in Asia, published in 2007, titled China Vignettes -- An Inside Look At China.[20][21]

Managing Director

Barton's experience in Asia ultimately made him a strong candidate in the firm election as global managing director.[10]

In July 2009 Barton was elected to the position of Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, based on a vote of 400 senior partners.[10][9] Barton was re-elected to a second three-year term in 2012[6] and a third term in 2015. His current term will be his last, since Managing Directors serve a maximum of three terms.[22]

Honors, awards, and civic and philanthropic activities

In 2010, Barton was made an honorary fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is also on the board of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School.

He is a trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Brookings Institution, and Chairman of the International Advisory Committee to the President of South Korea on National Future and Vision. He is a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance.[23] He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government[24] and of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.[25] He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology on the 24th of June 2016.[26]

Personal life

Barton, whose principal home is in London, is married to a Canadian and has two children.[27] He is a distance runner in his free time.[28][29]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ a b Perkins, Tara; Erman, Boyd (February 23, 2009). "McKinsey names Canadian to top post". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ Stern, Stefan (August 15, 2010). "A strategy for staying sacred". The Financial Times. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ Contenta, Sandro (17 December 2016). "Dominic Barton, capitalism's go-to guy". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Pitts, Gordon (August 17, 2009). "Dominic Barton's global challenge". The Globe and Mail. pp. B1. 
  5. ^ a b "Chair of Morneau's council of economic advisers wants low carbon economy". CBC News. May 20, 2016. Retrieved 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c Gwyther, Matthew (July 10, 2013). "McKinsey head Dominic Barton: 'We don't dominate the brain pool'". Management Today. Retrieved 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dominic Barton". Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia. October 25, 2017. Retrieved 2018. 
  8. ^ Shifman, Allan (February 23, 2011). "Dominic Barton 101". Reuters. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Thurm, Scott (February 23, 2009). "McKinsey Partners Pick Barton to Lead Firm". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d Pachner, Joanna (April 7, 2011). "McKinsey & Co.: The man behind the curtain". Canadian Business. Retrieved 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Popped Kernel: A Conversation with Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Company". Thepoppedkernel.blogspot.com. 2010-02-06. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ Gwyther, Matthew (July 10, 2013). "McKinsey head Dominic Barton: 'We don't dominate the brain pool'". Management Today. Retrieved 2013. 
  13. ^ Shifman, Allan (February 23, 2011). "Dominic Barton 101". Reuters. Retrieved 2012. 
  14. ^ Raghavan, Anita (January 11, 2014). "In Scandal's Wake, McKinsey Seeks Culture Shift". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ Unknown author (April 24, 2013). "Dominic Barton, Biographical Summary". Boardroom Insiders. Retrieved 2013. 
  16. ^ Executive Summary | McKinsey & Company | Dominic Barton | Customer Intelligence
  17. ^ Dominic Barton Official Bio, McKinsey & Company, retrieved 2016 
  18. ^ Shifman, Allan (February 23, 2011). "Dominic Barton 101". Reuters. Retrieved 2012. 
  19. ^ "Bear new McKinsey head in Seoul". The Korea Herald. January 17, 2004. 
  20. ^ Stern, Stefan (August 15, 2010). "A strategy for staying sacred". The Financial Times. Retrieved 2013. 
  21. ^ Pitts, Gordon (March 26, 2017). "Dominic Barton's global management challenge". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2018. 
  22. ^ Raghavan, Anita (February 2, 2015). "Head of McKinsey Is Elected to a Third Term". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015. 
  23. ^ https://www.ourinternet.org/#commission
  24. ^ "Dominic Barton | Blavatnik School of Government". www.bsg.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ KAUST Board of Trustees.
  26. ^ "BCIT : : Convocation : : Awards of Distinction". www.bcit.ca. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ Stern, Stefan (August 15, 2010). "A strategy for staying sacred". The Financial Times. Retrieved 2013. 
  28. ^ "Chair of Morneau's council of economic advisers wants low carbon economy". CBC News. May 20, 2016. Retrieved 2018. 
  29. ^ "Bill Morneau names Dominic Barton, head of McKinsey & Co., to government's economic advisory council". Financial Post. February 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 

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Preceded by
Ian Davis
Managing director of McKinsey & Company, Inc.
2009-
Succeeded by

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