Join our alumni community for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

There are four forces transforming the global landscape at an unprecedented pace and scale: changing global growth dynamics, accelerating industry disruption, an aging population and searching for a new “societal ideal”. 

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner Emeritus and Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company will speak about how and why, with these shifting global dynamics, businesses must change to thrive in our new reality.

The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and served as Global Managing Partner from 2009 to 2018.

He serves as Chairman of Teck Resources, is the Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, the Chair of Standard Chartered Bank’s International Advisory Council, the Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and was Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council for the past six years.

He is also a Senior Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and a member of the boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.  He is one of the founders of FCLT Global (Focusing Capital on the Long Term), has co-authored four books, including Talent Wins, published in 2018 and is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honours in economics and has a M.Phil in Economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

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