MGI leadership

MGI is led by three directors, Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel, based in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, respectively. Together with MGI partners and senior fellows, they advise research teams and set MGI’s research agenda with input from MGI’s Council, academic advisers, and other experts.

Jacques Bughin

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Brussels
Leads research on global economic and technology trends and has served media, telecom, online services, health care, fintech, travel and logistics...

James Manyika

Chairman and Director, Global Institute, and Senior Partner, San Francisco
Leads research on global economic and technology trends and serves many of the world's leading high tech companies on growth, innovation, and...

Jonathan Woetzel

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai
Leads research on China, Asia, and global economic and business trends. Helps cities and regions create sustainable growth and supports the transformation...

Andres Cadena

Senior Partner, Bogotá
Champions Latin America’s economic development and applies financial and strategic expertise in work with the region’s public and...

Sandrine Devillard

Senior Partner, Montréal
Leads's European consumer and retail sectors with a focus on consumer goods, apparel, fashion and luxury, and commercial real-estate...

Michael Chui

MGI Partner, San Francisco
Leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society

Katy George

Senior Partner, New Jersey
Managing partner of's Mid-Atlantic office. Provides leadership to global healthcare companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and quality-improvement...

Rajat Gupta

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Leads’s energy and materials work in Asia, helping companies in emerging markets transform their performance, achieve breakout growth,...

Tarek Elmasry

Senior Partner, Dubai
Counsels CEOs, senior executives, and government leaders on a range of strategic and organisational issues, including technology, economic development,...

Eric Hazan

Senior Partner, Paris
Coleads the Marketing & Sales Practice in Western Europe and brings extensive knowledge of strategic marketing, as well as digital transformations...

Mekala Krishnan

Senior Fellow, Boston
Leads the Global Institute’s research on gender economics, inclusive growth, and economic development

Acha Leke

Senior Partner, Johannesburg
Works with key public, private, and social sector institutions to accelerate growth and development in Africa

Susan Lund

MGI Partner, Washington DC
Leads research on global financial markets, trade, labor markets, and the macroeconomic outlook

Anu Madgavkar

MGI Partner, Mumbai
Leads MGI teams based in India, working on global as well as India-focused research

Jan Mischke

MGI Partner, Zurich
Leads MGI’s research on Europe as well as on investment, infrastructure and housing from a global standpoint

Scott Nyquist

Senior Partner, Houston
Advises MGI on research related to natural resources, clean technologies, and U.S. economic growth

Gary Pinkus

Senior Partner, San Francisco
Chairman of North America and a global leader in private equity and investment, with deep roots in healthcare

Sree Ramaswamy

MGI Partner, Washington DC
Leads research on digitization, competition, and the impact of multinational companies on the global economy

Jaana Remes

MGI Partner, San Francisco
Leads research on productivity, competitiveness, urbanization and manufacturing

Jeongmin Seong

Senior Fellow, Shanghai
Leads MGI teams based in China, working on global as well as China-focused research

Sven Smit

Senior Partner, Amsterdam
Leads client service for globally, codevelops the core of our Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, and works with leading companies...

Oliver Tonby

Senior Partner, Singapore
Chairman of’s offices in Asia (excluding Greater China); member of Singapore’s Future Economy Council; and advises oil and gas, energy,...

Eckart Windhagen

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Advises global financial services companies in digital and advanced analytics transformation and organizational health and performance.

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Academic advisors

MGI works with leading economists, including Nobel laureates, who act as advisors on MGI projects. Current advisors include:

Martin Baily

Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor at Sloan School of Management

Richard Cooper

Harvard University
Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Sir Howard Davies

Institut d’Études Politiques
Professor in the Practice of Political Science and Former Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science

Hans-Helmut Kotz

Harvard University, Visiting Professor
Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies
Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center at Goethe University

Rakesh Mohan

Yale University
Professor in the Practice of International Economics and Finance, School of Management, and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs

Sir Christopher Pissarides

London School of Economics
Nobel Laureate and Regius Professor of Economics

Matthew Slaughter

Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business
Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business

Michael Spence

NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Nobel Laureate and William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business

Laura Tyson

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact

Other past academic advisors have included:

Masahiko Aoki

Stanford University
Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies

Kenneth J. Arrow

Stanford University
1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Leszek Balcerowicz

Warsaw School of Economics
Professor of Economics
Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister 

Olivier Blanchard

Peterson Institute for International Economics Professor and Senior Fellow

Barry Bosworth

Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Global Economy and Development and Robert V. Roosa Chair

Sergio Rebelo

Northwestern University
Tokai Bank Professor of Finance

Dani Rodrik

Harvard University
Professor of International Political Economy at John F. Kennedy School of Government

Kenneth Rogoff

Harvard University
Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy

Paul Romer

2018 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences,
NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Professor of Economics and Director, The Urbanization Project

Robert Solow

1987 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Emeritus Institute Professor, Economics Department

Hal Varian

University of California, Berkeley
Emeritus Professor, Haas School of Business, and Chief Economist at Google

MGI alumni

Diana Farrell

Former director of the Center for Government and previously a director of based in Washington, D.C. Served as deputy director of the US National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the president for economic policy. Led MGI from 2002–2008. She is now President and CEO of JP Morgan Chase Institute.

Ted Hall

Former director of, led knowledge building efforts and had a 27-year career at the firm. He co-founded MGI and later served as its chairman.

William Lewis

Was a partner of for 20 years and co-founding director of MGI from its founding in 1990 until his retirement from in 2001.

Lenny Mendonca

Former chairman of MGI and firm's knowledge building efforts. Previously served as a director and a public sector practice leader based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. He is now Chairman, New America.

Charles Roxburgh

Former London-based director of MGI and senior partner, he also served as Director General of Financial Services at HM Treasury. He is now Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

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