Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca
Chair Emeritus
McKinsey Global Institute

Lenny Mendonca is a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm's knowledge development. Lenny is on the Shareholders' Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm's communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges.

Lenny has led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.

Lenny is the chairman emeritus of the Bay Area Council and is chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the New America Foundation, Common Cause, and the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; he is a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of ChildrenNow and the California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation.

He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.

Lenny lives with his wife and two daughters on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, where he is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.

Recent Events

December 5, 2011

Recent analysis of the economic crisis fails to consider the loss of manufacturing jobs and lack of innovation in the U.S.

July 19, 2011

ITIF unveils an update of the renowned report.

May 24, 2010

Why does sector competitiveness vary so widely even within developed economies? Does it just happen or is it a result of specific government policies?