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  • Dr Jacques Bughin
    Solvay Business School


1- Bachelor and Master Degree in theoretical economics, University of Namur; master thesis with Marc Nerlove, University of Pennsylvania), and R. Deschamps, “Rationing econometrics- an analysis of spatial-temporal data using business survey data” in, French, completed with summa cum laude, 1982-1987
2 -Andersen consulting 1987-1989, first year auditing and second year in data consulting
3. Assistant at University of Namur, teaching statistics, with Prof. F. Louveaux , 1989-1990
4. Doctoral degree in economics, Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain; doctoral thesis with H. Yamawaki, A. Jacquemin, M.Machin ( UCL London) and P. Geroski (LSE); “Union-firm bargaining and imperfect product competition in Belgian manufacturing”, published by Ciaco, 1990-1992, summa laude
5. McKinsey and Company, 1992-1998, consultant, 4 years abroad in New York, Toronto and Amsterdam, elected partner 1998
6. Lecturer ULB, macroeconomics and industrial organization , 1992-1993
7 . McKinsey and Company, 1999-2005, partner, elected director (senior partner) in 2005 ;
8. McKinsey and Company, 2005-2020, senior partner
9. McKinsey and Company, 2016- 2020, senior partner and director of the McKinsey Global Institute
10. Fellow of the ECARES; Fellow of the Katholieke University of Leuven, Applied economics; Fellow of the Aspen Institute ; teaches business strategy course at Solvay Business School, Brussels.
11. Board member at Marquard Media, GY-20 and Portulans Institute, Adivsor to Antler
12. Founder of MachaonAdvisory, advisory boutique with clients such as EU, United Nations, and private companies