Ron Daniel is Director of McKinsey & Company, having completed 12 years as the Firm’s Managing Partner in 1988. He has been a management consultant...
Ron Daniel is Director of McKinsey & Company, having completed 12 years as the Firm’s Managing Partner in 1988. He has been a management consultant for over 50 years. He entered the Firm from the United States Navy after having managed one of the country’s earliest, large-scale computer installations at the Navy’s Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wesleyan University. Daniel is also Chairman Emeritus of the Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees. For 15 years he served as Treasurer of Harvard University, as a member of the University’s seven-person Corporation, as a member of the Board of Overseers, as Chairman of the Harvard Management Company (the group that managed over $40 billion of Harvard assets – the bulk of it being Harvard’s endowment), and as Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Harvard Medical School. He stepped aside from these positions in June 2004. Daniel is the Chairman of the Board of The Library of America, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Thirteen/WNET, and is on the Board of Brandeis University. He also chairs the investment committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, as well as the investment committee of the Peter Peterson Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is an honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution and a Trustee Emeritus of Rockefeller University. Ron Daniel is married to Lise Scott. He has three grown sons who are married, and ten grandchildren.