Based in Shanghai since 1996, Jonathan has been instrumental in establishing and growing McKinsey’s presence in China. In addition to his work helping Chinese and other Asian businesses prepare for global growth, Jonathan is responsible for convening the firm's work with city, regional, and national authorities in more than 40 geographies around the world. He leads McKinsey’s Cities initiative and co-chairs the non-profit think tank Urban China Initiative—a joint venture led by Columbia University, Tsinghua University, and McKinsey & Company—that aims to develop and implement solutions to China’s urbanization challenge.
An expert on energy, sustainability, and economic development, Jonathan’s public sector work is extensive. He has advised a national government in Asia on improving the environment for foreign investors, supported the development and drafting of a national energy policy, and advised national and local government authorities on economic development. He has conducted more than 60 projects for governments throughout China to support local economic development and transformation. He has worked extensively in real estate – specifically, on commercial revitalization – and advised on energy investment strategies and energy productivity and transparency, among other topics.
Jonathan works in the private sector as well, most often on topics related to corporate strategy, operations, and organization. He has served clients in industries such as energy, metals and mining, healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation. He supported the largest company in China in a fundamental restructuring that led to the then-largest foreign listing on the New York Stock Exchange.To read more, please click here.