Leading Asia

An interview series with the region’s top business leaders

Asia is at a turning point. The region has made rapid strides in both economic progress and human development, but it also faces risks and challenges. Leaders in Asia have been learning to address big issues—from slow infrastructure development, the rise of a new, digital demographic and the threat of climate change—against a backdrop of a pandemic that left no aspect of business or society untouched in its wake. In this fast-moving, post-pandemic world, how do leaders in Asia clarify their priorities and move forward with purpose?

In our new video series, Leading Asia, we ask some of the most influential voices in the region how they are navigating this increasingly complex landscape. We hear from them on what it takes to redefine impact, unlock new streams of opportunity, and leverage talent and technology to unlock sustainable, inclusive growth in Asia today.

Hear directly from Asia’s business leaders


How leaders in Asia look to build next-generation economic champions

– To succeed in Asia, CEOs need to reshape their organizations and build new capabilities to differentiate and compete in a rapidly... changing world.

Salesforce’s Arundhati Bhattacharya on lifelong learning and talent reinvention

– Salesforce’s India CEO, and former chair of the State Bank of India, believes that lifelong learning will determine success... in the future, especially as people start having multiple careers.

A complete corporate makeover: Keppel’s plan for sustainable growth

– CEO Loh Chin Hua is on a mission to transform Keppel Corporation from a conglomerate structure to a future-ready organization... with strong purpose, relevance, and a goal of achieving sustainable growth.

Meet our interviewers

Gautam Kumra

Gautam is the chairman of McKinsey’s offices in Asia, including in Australia, India, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Gautam previously served as managing partner for McKinsey’s India offices. Passionate about developing CEO leadership, Gautam founded the Bower Forum, a unique platform for CEOs and business owners to counsel and learn from fellow leaders.

Joydeep Sengupta

Joydeep is a senior partner at McKinsey. Over the last 25 years, he has focused on helping leading institutions around the world transform the performance and health of their businesses. He has deep expertise in architecting and leading multiyear business transformations with a large variety of institutions across Asia and Europe.