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Richard Dobbs

Richard Dobbs

Director, McKinsey Global Institute


Richard Dobbs is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and a Senior Partner of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in London.

Mr Dobbs has served clients around the world in a variety of industries, ranging from high tech and financial services to petroleum, utilities, and the public sector. At MGI, he has led research on global economic trends, including capital markets, urbanization and infrastructure, natural resources, productivity and growth, the rise of emerging economies and the economic impact of obesity. From 2004 to 2009, Mr Dobbs co-led McKinsey’s Corporate Finance Practice, where he led R&D, focused on performance management and measurement, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, capital markets strategy, and utility regulation.

In addition to serving clients, Mr Dobbs has co-authored Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance and most recently No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends. He has also contributed to business and academic journals such as McKinsey on Finance and Corporate Finance.

Mr Dobbs is a frequent speaker at international conferences and is an associate fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University.

He holds a first-class degree and won the Metal Box and Lubbock Prizes at Oxford University. He was sponsored by Shell UK during his studies and worked for Shell’s North Sea exploration and production business. He was a Fulbright scholar at Stanford

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