About Ashish

Ashish is a partner in McKinsey’s London office, and a leader in our Oil & Gas and Capital Projects& Infrastructure Practices.

He primarily serves clients in the oil and gas sector in EMEA (both upstream and downstream) on strategy, operations and capital project and portfolio optimisation. He has particular expertise in optimizing complex portfolios of small-midsize capital projects that are often linked to sustaining operations. On this particular topic, he serves clients in oil & gas, mining, chemicals and other sectors where managing sustaining/“stay in business” projects is a key challenge.

Among his recent oil & gas sector projects, Ashish has:

  • Advised an upstream independent player on a holistic operational transformation to substantially boost cash flows. This included developing and implementing bespoke asset strategies with a paradigm shift for operating very mature assets differently. The work also included recovering a major offshore capital project that was severely delayed with major cost-overruns
  • Advised a leading refining company on optimising a US $2+ billion portfolio of small to mid-size capital projects, with capture savings of US $600m+. Ashish trained a multi-disciplinary team to continue using best practices across the group which has generated a further $1bn in savings for this client to date
  • Optimised the design of a US $10bn petrochemicals greenfield mega-project, finding opportunities to save 25 percent of costs through a design-to-value approach drawing upon design modularisation and procurement levers

Before joining McKinsey, Ashish spent six years working in private equity in the United States and East Africa. He holds an MBA (Honours) from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and dual Bachelor degrees in Economics and International Relations from Brown University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Published work

Nine practices for better capital-investment management,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention,” McKinsey & Company, May 2015

Past experience

Aureos Capital

Veritas Capital


Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
MBA (Honours) in business administration

University of Cambridge
MPhil, economics

Brown University
BA in economics and international relations