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Anand Swaminathan

Senior Partner, Singapore
Serves clients across sectors to shape their growth agendas powered by digital solutions, analytics, technology, and platforms to help accelerate speed to impact

About Anand

Anand is the leader of McKinsey Digital in Asia, helping organizations across industries unlock the full potential of digital, analytics and data, technology platforms, and digital ecosystems. He helps clients evolve their operating models and transform their businesses to effectively serve their customers while scaling operations efficiently.

Anand is the co-author of Digital @ Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company which serves as a playbook for senior leaders in organizations to achieve the full-scale benefits of digital. He serves clients across the consumer, energy, hospitality, advanced industries, and financial services sectors.

Anand works with senior leadership teams and boards to help develop targeted digital strategies, prioritize and mobilize investments and resources to execute on the strategy, drive the culture transformation required for the digital era, and develop the capabilities within the organization to successfully sustain the transformations over time.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Anand spent 19 years at a global management consulting and professional services firm, most recently as the chief strategy officer for its digital arm.

In addition to his work with McKinsey, Anand is a trustee and member of the board of directors at Case Western Reserve University and Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.

Published work

Six practical actions for building the cloud talent you need,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Derisking corporate business launches: Five steps to overcome the most common pitfalls,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Overcoming the core-technology transformation stalemate,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Five Fifty The legacy threat,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Why Legacy Companies Must Reinvent—or Die,Fortune, September 2018

3 capabilities CMOs must build to transform marketing,” Chief Marketer, January 2018

How to break through the gravitational pull of your legacy organization,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

Digital Growing Pains: Why Businesses Must Accelerate Change,” Knowledge@Wharton, September 2017

Are we in good shape for a digital transformation,” The European Business Review, August 2017

Harnessing scale to drive successful digital transformations,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

Digital @ Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company, first edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2017

Past experience

Managing director, chief strategy officer, Accenture Digital


Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
MBA, strategy and operations

Case Western Reserve University
BA, economics