Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Co., to receive Honorary Doctorate of Technology from BCIT


Dominic Barton

On Friday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will recognize Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology. This degree is presented to individuals who are widely acknowledged for outstanding and sustained achievement in their area of expertise.

Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. In his 30 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 the Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, 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, a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Chair of the US President’s Advisory Council on “Doing Business in Africa”.

Dominic has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived and worked – for example, in February 2013 Dominic received the Order of Civil Merit (Peony Medal) from former President Lee of South Korea and in August 2014 he was awarded the Singaporean Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore). He is a Rhodes Trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Dominic is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

For further information and media availability please contact: Jocelyne Leszczynski, Media Relations Coordinator, BCIT, C 604.250.9251 | E


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