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Aneesh Krishna

PartnerBay Area

Coleads our transformation and post-acute care work for healthcare in North America and serves national and regional payers, providers, private-equity funds, and portfolio companies

Aneesh focuses on M&A, transformations, and growth strategy, primarily in the health-insurance segment. He has served leading national and regional health plans and systems (including for-profit payers), integrated delivery networks, regional payers, and providers. Over the last few years, he has worked on several mergers, including some of the largest in healthcare globally. He also coleads the transformations and post-acute care work for the Healthcare Practice in North America. Aneesh has also been leading the firm’s thinking on the impact of a downturn on healthcare organizations and strategies to build resilience in a downturn for healthcare organizations.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • leading a comprehensive transformation of one of the largest healthcare payers globally
  • leading a merger-management effort for one of the largest transactions in healthcare
  • leading transformations of several regional payers, providers, and healthcare-services organizations
  • leading several mid-size mergers of healthcare organizations with combined revenues of $5 billion to 15 billion

Aneesh joined McKinsey as an associate partner in 2014. Prior to working at McKinsey, he was a principal at a global consulting firm, where he served several hospitals and health systems on both operational and strategic issues.

Published Work

The gathering storm: The transformative impact of inflation on the healthcare sector,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Meeting the member where they are: What is the future of health equity?,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Consumer prices are rising fast, and healthcare isn’t far behind,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

How ‘Care at Home’ ecosystems can reshape the way health systems envision patient care,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Organizing for speed in healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Recession and resilience: Preparing healthcare leaders for the next economic downturn,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Performance transformation: Opportunities for healthcare payers,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Past Experience

Booz & Company

IBM Business Consulting Services
Advanced consultant


University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
BE, electrical engineering