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About Vivek

Vivek is based in McKinsey’s Mumbai office. He leads our Private Equity and Principal Investor Practice across Asia, serving the world’s leading investors and shareholders on topics spanning investment strategy, governance, deal origination and diligence, and portfolio transformation. Prior to this, Vivek led our Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice, advising leading companies on strategy, operations, sales, and M&A.

Recent engagements include profitability transformation of a telecom carrier, growth turnaround for an insurance company, cross-border acquisitions in pharmaceuticals and media, and building a technology-enabled education business.

Vivek has also supported clients on deal origination and diligence in a wide range of sectors, including film production, cable TV, apparel retail, IT services, auto components, off-road tires, cement, and payments.

Vivek’s current research focuses on investor strategies and capabilities that improve shareholder returns and investor effectiveness.

Vivek serves as a trustee of the Aspen Institute India, a director of St. Jude’s Cancer Care Centers, and sits on the board of governors of The Doon School and the Leadership Council of the Center for Advanced Studies of India at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on a panel advising India’s Power Ministry and Planning Commission on private equity and venture capital.

Vivek joined McKinsey in New York, where he was elected a partner. He has worked in offices across North America, Europe, Japan, and India.

Published work

Private equity: Is the boom back?” (PDF–588 KB), McKinsey, May 2012

Transforming learning through mEducation,” McKinsey on Society, January 2012

Private equity in Asia-Pacific” (PDF–576 KB), McKinsey, March 2011

The rising remote infrastructure management opportunity” (PDF–154 KB), NASSCOM, 2009

The granularity of growth–Asia: How to drive growth in the world's most dynamic economies, 2008

Education
Stanford University Masters in management and electrical engineering, Valentine Fellow
University of California BS in electrical engineering and computer science, magna cum laude

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