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Ankur Agrawal

Partner, New York
Focuses on counseling healthcare systems and pharmaceutical and medical-device companies on strategy and corporate-finance issues

About Ankur

Ankur is one of the leaders of the Healthcare Systems & Services Practice. He focuses on counseling healthcare systems and pharmaceutical and medical-device companies on strategy and corporate-finance issues. Ankur is the firm’s leading practitioner on healthcare M&A and performance transformations and has consistently directed M&A and finance capability-building efforts at many large healthcare companies. He has also authored articles on corporate finance topics in McKinsey on Finance and has presented his work at CFO roundtables in Toronto, Boston, and San Francisco.

Prior to his McKinsey experience, Ankur worked as vice president of finance at the New York-based start-up Gerson Lehrman Group—which received Series A and Series B funding from Bessemer Venture Partners/Silver Lake Partners—and as a president’s fellow at Harvard University.

As part of his course work at IRIM&EE, Ankur was designated a certified chartered engineer from the United Kingdom’s Engineering Council. He also received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker scholar.

Published Work

Memo to the CFO: A new approach to 2021 budgeting starts now,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

The one task the CFO should not delegate: Integrations,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

No longer on autopilot: Lessons for CFOs from COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Checking the health of your business partnerships,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Planning for uncertainty: Performance management under COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

The SG&A imperative in times of crisis,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

The PE company CFO: Essentials for success,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

The CFO’s role in helping companies navigate the coronavirus crisis,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Bringing a real-world edge to forecasting,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Are today’s CFOs ready for tomorrow’s demands on finance?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016

Building a better partnership between finance and strategy,” McKinsey & Company, October 2015

Past Experience

Gerson Lehrman Group
Vice president, finance


Harvard University

Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, India
BTech, mechanical engineering and production engineering