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Aamer Baig

Senior Partner, Chicago
Draws on expertise in digital and finance to help clients transform their performance

About Aamer

Aamer is a senior partner in the Advanced Industries, McKinsey Digital, and Public Sector Practices. He leads our digital and advanced analytics client work for advanced industries, which include the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Assembly, and Advanced Electronics sectors. He also leads McKinsey’s client service for several US states.

For the past 20 years, Aamer has helped clients use digital technologies to drive innovation, transform customer experience, and improve productivity, while building organizational capabilities to sustain impact.

Examples of his recent engagements include the following:

  • developing a digital-and-analytics strategy and transformation agenda for a global aerospace-and-defense company
  • leading the successful merger of two service companies in the defense sector, and supporting the successful merger of equals of semiconductor companies
  • defining a business-value-driven digital-and-technology plan for a major engine manufacturer
  • helping a large US state with its transformation agenda across a variety of program areas, including health and human services, technology, corrections, and economic development
  • helping a US state with its reform agenda in transportation, IT, capability building, procurement, and tax and revenue collections

In addition to his client work, Aamer is on McKinsey’s global committee that reviews candidates for partner election. He is also the global learning lead for McKinsey Digital, responsible for creating and delivering programs that build digital capabilities for McKinsey consultants.

Published work

Five keys to digitizing aerospace and defense companies,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

How US state governments can improve customer service,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

Transforming public-sector IT: An Interview with the World Bank’s CIO,” McKinsey & Company, December 2010

Past experience

Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
Managing partner, Financial Services Practice

American Management Systems (now CGI)


Carnegie Mellon University

University of Texas at Austin
BBA, management information systems