Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton is our exclusively recommended Management Consulting expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dominic directly using the contact details listed above.

Dominic is the global managing partner of McKinsey. He is based in London and leads the firm’s focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value. Before becoming managing partner, Dominic served as McKinsey’s chairman in Asia from 2004 to 2009. He also headed McKinsey’s office in Korea from 2000 to 2004.

Dominic is the chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council, and a co-chair of the Focusing Capital on the Long Term initiative. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a Rhodes trustee, and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Dominic has authored more than 80 articles and is a co-author, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002) and of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007).

Dominic Barton graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honours in economics and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.

Firm Overview:

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organisations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realise their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

Georges Desvaux

Based in Johannesburg, Georges Desvaux is the McKinsey managing partner for Africa. From 2011 to 2015, he was the managing partner of Japan. He also worked in Beijing from 1999 to 2006, and Paris from 2006 to 2011. Georges is also a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders’ Council, the firm’s governing body.

In Japan, Georges supported retailers, financial institutions and technology companies on international growth, post-merger integration, marketing capabilities, customer satisfaction, lean operations, and organizational design.

He contributed regularly to forums and conferences focused on Japan’s prospects. With the McKinsey Global Institute, he recently authored perspectives on Japan’s long-term economic potential in “The Future of Japan: Reigniting Growth and Productivity” (March 2015.)

In Europe, Georges advised top management in insurance, banking and technology companies on growth and marketing, and in China, state-owned enterprises in market-oriented reforms and international IPOs.

Georges is a leader of our Marketing Practice and has authored articles and research on consumer and macroeconomic trends as well as building our Consumer Insights and Analytics capabilities.

Georges devotes much of his time and energy to developing McKinsey’s global talent and has initiated and co-led McKinsey’s “Women Matter” research on the role of women in corporations since 2007.

He joined McKinsey in 1988, after four years in sales at an industrial manufacturer.

Firm Overview:

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

John Lydon

John Lydon is our exclusively recommended Management Consulting expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details above.

John works as a client counsellor, helping the leaders of large, complex organisations understand, embrace, capture, and sustain the value potential in their businesses. This includes improving the results of successful companies by building on their strengths, rapidly turning around less well-performing organisations, and improving the outcomes of investments and capital projects.

During his career, John has led several large-scale transformation programs across multiple industries, such as banking, telecom, and industrial companies in Australia; resources companies around the globe; and building lean-manufacturing capability in one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises.

Through both his leadership of McKinsey Australia and New Zealand and his personal client service, John has been instrumental in changing the way we serve clients. Innovations such McKinsey Implementation, Recovery and Transformation Services, and Digital and Analytics now represent more than half of our work in Australia and New Zealand.

Among his external appointments, John is a member of the University of Technology Sydney’s Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board, a representative on several Business Council of Australia committees, and part of the founding group of Male Champions of Change.

Omar El Hamamsy

Omar El Hamamsy is our exclusively recommended Management Consulting expert in Egypt on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Omar directly using the contact details above.

Omar El Hamamsy serves leading organisations across many sectors, in the Middle East and Europe, on topics spanning strategy, marketing and sales, operations, and finance. Omar leads New Ventures for EMEA and coleads the New Ventures Competition, our ongoing internal “crowdsourcing” event for new services and solutions. Omar was previously based in our Belgian office.

His recent client work includes developing an investment strategy for a Middle Eastern country, focused on its short- and long-term development goals. He also helped shape a multi-year strategy for a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund, focused on achieving outstanding financial and social impact across several industries.

Omar has helped major companies define and execute ambitious growth strategies. He led the development of an international-growth strategy for a large regional company over an 8 year period, and helped oversee its implementation in more than ten countries. He also helped shape a leading global consumer company’s strategy for the Middle East and Africa.

Omar has deep experience in advising companies in the telecom and private equity sectors. For example, he led the design and development of a business-unit strategy for a large private equity firm. He has also conducted due diligence of numerous companies in high-growth markets.

Omar is passionate about improving education and work opportunities for young people. He serves on the regional board of directors of Injaz al-Arab (a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide), a not-for-profit organisation focused on youth education. He has led several projects to accelerate youth development and enhance job creation opportunities.

In his free time, Omar pilots a multi-engine aircraft.

Firm Overview:

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organisations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realise their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.