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Vivek Pandit

Senior PartnerMumbai

Serves the world’s leading investors and shareholders on investment strategy, sustainability, origination, transformations, operations, M&A, carveouts, and exits; advises sovereign funds, PE funds, telecom, media, and technology firms on strategy and business building


Vivek coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice globally, serving the world’s leading investors and shareholders on investment strategy, operations, origination, transformations, and exits. Among shareholders, he serves family-owned businesses, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, and social impact and sustainability funds. Prior to this role, Vivek led our Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice.

Vivek’s engagements span launching and strategy formulation for sovereign wealth funds, investment strategies for private equity funds, sustainability transformations, holistic top-line and cost transformations of businesses, the application of digital and advanced analytics capabilities to drive a step-change in performance, service and product innovations, new business building, unlocking value via capital markets, M&A and divestitures. Vivek supports clients across a wide range of sectors, including technology, telecom, real estate, chemicals, cement, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, film production, cable TV, textiles, retail, IT services, consumer durables, automotive, and payments. His current research focuses on private-equity industry development, sustainability and social impact investing, and investor strategies that improve shareholder returns and persistence.

Vivek serves as a trustee of the Aspen Institute India, as director of Magic Bus and St. Jude’s Cancer Care Centers, and served on the Board of Governors of Doon School. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

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

Published work

A playbook for newly minted private equity portfolio-company CEOs,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Unlocking value through divestitures: Can Indian firms seize the moment?,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

A rolling disruption: COVID-19’s implications for private equity and portfolio companies,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

In search of alpha: Updating the playbook for private equity in China,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

How Indian private equity is coming of age,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

The continued rise of South Korean private equity,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

Private equity and India’s economic development,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015

Private equity in India: Once overestimated, now underserved,” McKinsey & Company, February 2015

The family-business factor in emerging markets,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2014

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

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

“Private equity in Asia-Pacific,” (PDF–576 KB), McKinsey & Company, 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


Stanford University
Masters, management and electrical engineering, Valentine Fellow

University of California
BS, electrical engineering and computer science, magna cum laude