External speakers

Sven Smit

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, McKinsey Amsterdam

Sven Smit is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, co-chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, and a member of the McKinsey shareholder council.

Sven works with leading companies across industries to develop strategies for growth. Analyzing the success factors required for business growth, examining the way megatrends influence it, and defining the lessons of diversified growth, he builds on the ideas in The Granularity of Growth and Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick, two books he co-authored. Sven serves all industries and has the deepest experience in telecommunications, high tech, and consumer

As co-chair of MGI he leads research and co-authors MGI reports on topics such as productivity and growth, urbanization, labor markets and the future of work, emerging markets, Europe's economic outlook, and the work on future trends in the world "toward a new narrative of progress." By building and applying macro scenarios, he helps McKinsey to develop the firm’s point of view on core issues such as economic volatility, inflation, and uncertainty, and defines ways to help clients navigate the problems.