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Anjan Asthana

Senior PartnerMiami

Advises senior executives at electric and gas utilities, helping them shape strategy, drive organizational change, and lead operational transformations.

Anjan is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Miami office. He has 19 years of experience with the firm, serving in our Miami, Pittsburgh, and Chicago locations. Over the years, he has helped large electric and gas utilities—and other players in the North American energy industry—drive superior returns to shareholders by shaping their corporate and regulatory strategies and by leading large-scale operational and organizational performance transformations.

Anjan leads and convenes gatherings of senior energy executives to focus on current topics of industry interest. He recently co-led a McKinsey effort to identify best operating practices in power-transmission and distribution companies worldwide.

Among his recent projects, Anjan has helped major US utilities improve operating performance and decrease costs by using change programs and continuous-improvement programs that are tailored for utilities. The programs cut across coal, nuclear power, transmission, and distribution. In addition, Anjan is helping top teams and boards understand—and create strategic responses to—the transformative effect of “disruptive trends” shaping the industry (e.g., shale gas and solar disintermediation). He has also counseled executives on how to build the capability of their teams and drive organizational and culture change that will be required to win in the coming years.

Before joining McKinsey, Anjan worked as a product engineer at General Motors, where he patented an innovative emissions-control product.

Anjan is active in the civic community and serves on the board of the Goodman Theatre.

Published work

How agtech start-ups can survive a capital drought,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

A new approach to advanced analytics in utility asset management,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Best practices in the deployment of smart grid technologies” (PDF-886 KB), McKinsey on Smart Grid, Summer 2010

Past Experience

General Motors
Product engineer


Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
MBA (Palmer Scholar, Ford Fellow)

The Ohio State University
MS, mechanical engineering

Indian Institute of Technology
BS, mechanical engineering