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March 14-16,2018
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Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas
Managing Partner, Global Digital and Advanced Technology Strategy Practice & Asia Semiconductor Practice, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Biography

Christopher Thomas is a partner at McKinsey & Company. He leads the Firm’s global practice in advanced technology strategy as well as its semiconductor practice in Asia. He joined McKinsey’s leadership team in 2011 after a long career in the technology industry. He focuses on strategy, corporate finance, digital and product development topics for Chinese, Japanese and American clients in the high tech and semiconductor industries.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Chris spent ten years at Intel. He was the General Manager of Intel China with ownership for the region’s $5 billion-plus P&L. In this role, he grew revenues by more than 50%; oversaw China’s successful elevation from a sub-regional sales unit to an independent regional P&L unit reporting directly into headquarters; and led Intel’s Olympic sponsorship program. He also served as a torch bearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He previously held multiple executive roles at Intel’s global headquarters, including Chief of Staff to Intel’s Chief Sales, Marketing and Strategy Officer; General Manager for the Wireless Networking Group; and Product Line Manager for the Communications and Infrastructure Group. During his Intel career, Chris delivered $20 billion in revenue and more than $10 billion in gross margin to the company.

Chris is a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China’s leading educational institution; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; an Advisory Board member of the Seva Foundation; and was previously a private equity investor at The Blackstone Group. He received an MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar; a Masters of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University; and a Bachelors of Science in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School. Chris lives in Beijing with his wife and daughter.