Jacques Bughin


Jacques is currently teaching business strategy and an investor and board member in a variety of ventures.

Dr. Jacques Bughin was a director in McKinsey’s Brussels office and supported clients in their Media & Entertainment, Corporate Finance, and Strategy Practices, in addition to co-leading the Digital Economy Initiative. He also acted as director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the firm’s business and economics research arm. He worked for McKinsey for 28 years. Prior to joining McKinsey, Jacques was a consultant with Arthur Andersen Consulting and received a PhD in economics, operations research, and strategy from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

Jacques has led numerous research efforts on global economic trends such as globalization, productivity, and inclusive growth, as well as on the impact, opportunities, and challenges of technology including big data, the future of work and skills, and AI. He has authored 50+ articles published in titles including Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review, as well as in academic journals and is quoted regularly in leading international media.