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Rik Kirkland

Senior Managing Editor, McKinsey & Company

Rik Kirkland is Senior Managing Editor at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm that helps many of the world’s leading corporations and organizations address their strategic challenges, from reorganizing for long-term growth to improving business performance and maximizing revenue. In this role, Rik has global responsibility for McKinsey’s high priority, external print and digital content creation, which includes McKinsey Quarterly and eQuarterly, McKinsey on Finance and a new publication and website, What Matters. Before joining McKinsey in 2008, Rik spent nearly three decades at Time Inc, where he served Fortune magazine as Washington Editor, Europe Editor, International Editor and eventually as Deputy Managing Editor and Managing Editor. Besides his print role, Rik helped develop two TV specials for PBS and supervised Fortune’s online activities. He has been a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC and moderates discussions with top CEOs and political figures at numerous forums and events. Rik is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and plays guitar in a rock band, The Prowlers.