James Manyika is currently Senior Vice President of Technology and Society at Google, a newly-created position reporting directly to the CEO of Alphabet. As of January 2022, James Manyika is a senior partner emeritus at McKinsey & Company, and chairman and director emeritus of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). He was previously a member of McKinsey’s board, known as the Shareholders Council.
James was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House and by US Commerce Secretaries to the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board and to the National Innovation Board. He serves on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He has served on national and international taskforces, most recently co-chairing CFR’s taskforce on innovation and national security, co-chairing California’s Future of Work Commission.
He is involved in research institutes including serving on the boards the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and others at Oxford, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, and LSE related to technology and the economy. He has been appointed a visiting professor at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, a member of the steering committee for the 100-year study on AI, and a member of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Responsible Computing.
A Rhodes Scholar, James received a DPhil, MSc, and MA. from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics and computer science, a BSc first class in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute, a visiting fellow of All Souls, Oxford, a lifetime fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a fellow of DeepMind.
James is a trustee of the Hewlett, MacArthur, Markle philanthropic foundations, as well as of the Aspen Institute. He was a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies, a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. At Oxford, he was a member of the Programming Research Group, the Robotics Research Lab, and was elected a research fellow at Balliol College.