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Erik Roth

McKinsey & Company
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Global Leader, Growth & Innovation

As the founder and leader of McKinsey’s growth & innovation practice (~25% of Firm activity), Erik advises CEOs and senior executives across the world on strategy, growth, innovation and technology topics. Most of his work focuses on topics of growth transformation which includes commercial growth acceleration, innovation strategy, “incubators”, corporate venturing, new business model building, R&D (including technology road mapping), and design and implementation of growth-oriented operation models. Erik has personally built well over $15B of new businesses. These new businesses include consumer products (food and beverage), disruptive business models in Blockchain, IOT enabled industrial businesses, sharing economy, transactional marketplaces, big data platforms and ecosystem monetization.

Erik served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of LG Electronics leading its transformation to a globally recognized brand and innovation leader. His responsibilities included leading breakthrough product and business model launches across its five companies, starting a $100M venture unit with offices in Silicon Valley and Israel and upgrading overall insight and innovation development capabilities. Erik was also a core member of the team that created OnStar—leading marketing and product development – and was instrumental in growing this business to over three million subscribers.

Erik co-authored “Seeing What’s Next” (HBS Press, 2004) with Clayton Christensen. This highly successful book introduces a tools for companies to use in setting innovation strategy, pursuing disruptive innovation and managing their innovation systems. He has also authored numerous popular articles on Innovation and R&D related topics. Erik’s podcast, The Committed Innovator, is among the top 100 management podcasts and has over 1M subscribers. Erik is a highly sought-after speaker and has led seminars at academic institutions including Harvard, Duke, Tsinghua University and CEIBS.

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Erik Roth

McKinsey & Company
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Global Leader, Growth & Innovation
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