The authors

Asutosh Padhi

Asutosh is a senior partner and the managing partner for McKinsey in North America, leading the firm across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He also serves as part of McKinsey’s 15-person global leadership team, and is a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council, the firm’s equivalent to a board of directors. Since joining the firm, Asutosh has helped high-performing, iconic industrial companies with functional, business-unit, and enterprise transformations, drawing on his strategic, organizational, and operations expertise.

Gaurav Batra

Gaurav Batra, based in our Washington, DC, office, coleads the Advanced Electronics Practice in the Americas. He advises clients on strategy and margin improvement issues—with particular focus on commercial excellence, pricing, and distributor/channel management. Gaurav leads McKinsey’s Advanced Data Analytics (ADA) initiative in the Advanced Electronics Practice to help drive sustainable performance improvement for our clients.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Gaurav worked as a senior business manager of corporate development with Capital One—a leading diversified financial services company in the United States.

Nick Santhanam

Nick Santhanam is the CEO & President of Fernweh Group. He was formerly a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company’s Palo Alto Office, where he led North America’s industrial practice. He has co-authored several pieces of McKinsey’s leading industrials research: McKinsey on Industrials, McKinsey on Food Processing and Handling, and McKinsey on Packaging. He is also on the Advisory Board of Smithsonian Libraries.

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