Gautam is the Managing Director of McKinsey’s India office. He founded the McKinsey Leadership Institute in India, which focuses on developing leaders who can deliver transformational change, and he convenes our Bower Forum for CEOs across Asia.
Gautam leads the McKinsey Asia Center, a special McKinsey initiative on globalization, and he has helped several major Indian companies shape their global agendas. Gautam also led McKinsey’s thinking and research on performance transformation over many years.
This expertise is at the core of Gautam’s client work. For example, he helped one of India’s leading pharmaceutical companies define its ten-year vision, redesign its organization and upgrade its capabilities to execute the vision. He helped a leading infrastructure company in India set its organizational, strategic and operational agenda, and develop an 18-month roadmap for implementation. He helped redesign the organization of one of India’s top tier IT services companies to sharpen accountability, build functional excellence, and accelerate growth.
Gautam has also worked with one of the world’s largest multinationals to set its agenda for growth in India—and reorient its organization and operating model to compete with aggressive local companies.
Gautam has a longstanding passion for improving healthcare. He is a co-founder and board member of the Public Health Foundation of India—an innovative public-private initiative to strengthen India’s public health system by developing skills and helping shape public policy.
“Reimagining India: A conversation with Alok Kshirsagar and Gautam Kumra,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013
“India healthcare: Inspiring possibilities, challenging journey,” (PDF–594 KB), McKinsey & Company, December 2012
“Perspective 2020: Transform business, transform India,” (PDF–285 KB), McKinsey & Company and NASSCOM, February 2009
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
BTech, chemical engineering