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Aurobind Satpathy

Senior Partner, Chicago
Works on strategy, growth, operations, performance transformation, and turnarounds for clients in the industrial and private-equity sectors

About Aurobind

Aurobind leads our work in the industrial sector, focusing on helping firms to redefine their strategies and operations for higher bottom-line results and faster growth. He frequently works with clients in the automotive and assembly industry, in addition to the private-equity sector. In these engagements Aurobind advises on issues ranging from product planning to sourcing, pricing, and marketing. He has worked with clients to help streamline their organizational structures, reduce complexity, and increase profitability by identifying products and markets to divest from, along with products and business units to invest in.

In addition to his formal client work, Aurobind has led major McKinsey knowledge and firm-building efforts. He founded and leads the global tech-enablement efforts of the Operations Practice, helping to digitize it, to build assets and algorithms, and to recruit digital and analytics talent.

Aurobind has worked in several locations, including Brussels, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. While leading the Detroit office, he spearheaded a pro bono effort to consolidate several economic-development organizations, which led to the formation of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

Published work

Global sourcing in a world less flat,” McKinsey & Company, April 2009

Past experience

Texas Center for Superconductivity
Research analyst

Education

Carnegie Mellon University
MBA, Ford Scholar

Indian Institute of Technology
BS, engineering