Altas Welcomes Dominic Barton

We are delighted to announce that Dominic Barton, a long-standing advisor to our Firm, has re-joined the Altas Advisory Board. Dominic has had a highly distinguished career, including 32 years at McKinsey & Company where he served as Global Managing Director from 2009-2018. 


Following his retirement from McKinsey, Dominic joined the Altas Advisory Board, pleased to support the Altas team and our CEO Andrew Sheiner, who began his career along with Dominic at McKinsey’s Toronto office in 1986. Dominic subsequently left the Altas Advisory Board for a time when he agreed to become Canada’s Ambassador to China, serving in this role from 2019-2021.


Dominic brings a wealth of experience and global relationships to the Firm. The Altas team will benefit from his decades of experience as an advisor to companies and CEOs and his insights into how to build world-class businesses.


Dominic’s Background:  

The son of an Anglican missionary, Dominic was born and lived in Uganda before moving to Canada at age seven. He studied at the University of British Columbia where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he earned an MPhil degree in Economics. Other notable affiliations and roles include: Chancellor of the University of Waterloo; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rio Tinto; Chairman of LeapFrog Investments, an impact-investment firm focused on emerging markets; and Senior Advisor and Partner at Radical Ventures, a leading AI investment firm. Dominic was previously Chair of the Board of Teck Resources, Chair of Standard Chartered Bank’s International Advisory Council, Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council, an Advisory Board Member of the Olayan Group, and a Non-Executive Director at the Singtel Group (Singapore) and Investor AB (Sweden).

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