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Jonathan Woetzel

Senior Partner and Director of McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company

Dr. Jonathan Woetzel is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He is also the Asia-based Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, global leader of McKinsey’s Cities Special Initiative and co-chair of the Urban China Initiative. He co-founded McKinsey’s China practice and has been resident in Shanghai for 22 years.

Jonathan is an expert on energy, sustainability, and economic master planning. He has advised national governments in Asia on improving the environment for foreign investors, supported the development of national energy policies, and advised national and local government authorities on economic development. He actively serves urban authorities in the Middle East, China, Russia and North America on economic master planning and performance improvement.

In the private sector, Jonathan works most often on topics related to corporate strategy, operations and organization, having served clients in infrastructure, energy, metals and mining, healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation. He has also worked extensively in real estate and has advised on energy investment strategies and energy productivity opportunities.

In addition to client work, Jonathan actively participates in a number of international forums, has published extensively in both Chinese and international publications, and has written five books, including most recently No Ordinary Disruption (Public Affairs).