Jonathan leads McKinsey Global Institute research on China, Asia, and global economic and business trends. He helps cities and regions create sustainable growth and supports the transformation of Chinese companies into global leaders.
Jonathan is responsible for convening the Firm's work with city and regional authorities in more than 40 geographies around the world. Jonathan is also the Asia-based Director of the McKinsey Global Institute where he leads research on productivity, urbanization, infrastructure, inequality and regional economies.
An expert on energy, sustainability, and economic master planning, Jonathan’s public sector work is extensive. He has advised national governments in Asia on improving the environment for foreign investors, supported the development and drafting of national energy policy, and advised national and local government authorities on economic development. He has conducted more than 60 projects for local governments throughout China to support economic development and transformation.
Jonathan actively participates in a number of international forums, particularly in the area of US-China relations, including the US-China Clean Energy Forum and the Joint US-China Coalition for Clean Energy. He lectures at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Business and the China-Europe International Business School.
Published widely in both Chinese and international publications, Jonathan has written five books on China, including Capitalist China: Strategies for a Revolutionized Economy (Wiley & Sons, 2003). He also co-authored, with Jimmy Hexter, the book Operation China: From Strategy to Execution (Harvard Business Press, 2007), with Jeffrey Towson, One Hour China (Towson Press, 2013) and with James Manyika and Richard Dobbs No Ordinary Disruption (Public Affairs, 2015). He currently has 3 Amazon international business bestsellers.