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Vinay Chandran


A thought leader in data and analytics who works extensively with clients to deliver performance improvements through advanced analytics-enabled business transformations

Vinay is an expert partner based in Dubai who specializes in delivering advanced analytics-led business transformations. As co-leader of McKinsey Analytics in the Middle East, he is building our capacity to transform business processes for clients by applying sophisticated data and analytical techniques, shifting to an agile operating model, and building new digital capabilities.

Vinay has more than 15 years’ experience serving institutions from a variety of sectors including telecommunications, technology, oil and gas, metals manufacturing, and consumer retail.

Themes in his recent client work include the following:

  • strategy formulation: advising on defining the full potential institutions can realize through the application of data and analytics, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data
  • Industry 4.0 enabled operation transformations: delivering EBITDA improvement through Industry 4.0 enabled operations transformations for variety of sectors (e.g., food manufacturing and packaging, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemicals, Oil & Gas refineries)
  • revenue growth through personalization: building sophisticated Customer Lifecycle Management capabilities to accelerate top-line growth for leading consumer-facing industries through application of AI and Big Data capabilities
  • agile operating model design: creating agile operating models for conglomerates that enable the delivery of analytics-led business transformations through Centers of Excellence in data and analytics
  • technology transformations: capturing cost optimization opportunities in technology functions of telecommunication operators


The state of AI in GCC countries—and how to overcome adoption challenges,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Are Middle East workers ready for the impact of automation?” McKinsey & Company, April 2018


Product management intern

Electronic Data Systems
Information analyst

Motorola Mobility
Software engineer


Cornell University

Monash University
MS, business systems

RMIT University

MIT Sloan School of Management
Executive certificate, machine learning in business