Fraser Thompson


    After commencing his career with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Fraser received a Doctorate and Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Fraser then worked at the World Bank Group and as a lecturer at Oxford University in the areas of Development Economics, International Trade and Finance, Microeconomics and Industrial Organization.

    From 2006-2011, Fraser was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, working with a range of governments and leading corporates in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the United States, and in Indonesia. From 2011-2015, Fraser was a Senior Fellow at McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, where he was based in London and Singapore. Fraser led MGI’s work in the Asia-Pacific and globally on themes such as productivity and growth, resource efficiency, climate change, foreign investment attraction, economic development in resource-rich countries, and obesity.

    Fraser has authored numerous articles in leading business and academic publications. His recent publications include “Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia” (2014); “Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies” (2013); “Myanmar’s moment: Unique opportunities, major challenges” (2013); “The archipelago economy: Unleashing Indonesia’s potential” (2012); “Beyond the boom: Australia’s productivity imperative” (2012); and “Resource revolution: Meeting the world’s, energy, materials, food, and water needs” (2011). Fraser is a frequent speaker at conferences on economic issues in Asia and globally. Fraser is also a board member of OnPurpose, a European organisation that aims to grow the next generation of social enterprise leaders.

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