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Richard Foster is an Emeritus Director of McKinsey & Company where he led the Healthcare Practice and founded and led the Private Equity practice.  Dr. Foster was the author of “Innovation: The Attackers’ Advantage,” (1986) the first book to discuss the economics of technological discontinuities.  He second book “Creative Destruction” (2001) laid out the capital markets implications of technological discontinuities. Both books were voted “Top Ten of the Year” by the Harvard Business review and are published in 16 languages.  “Innovation” will be reprinted for the third time in China in 2017.

Since retiring from McKinsey, Dr. Foster has focused on healthcare delivery.  He is a director of a half dozen healthcare information technology companies in the United States.  He is also the Chair of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Presidents’ Circle.  He is an Advisory Board Member of Point72, a family office, and a Board member (and Chair of the Medical Research Committee) of the W. M. Keck Foundation.  Dr. Foster lectures at Yale and in China. He received his B.S., M.S. and PhD from Yale.