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Ankur Puri

Partner, India

Helps large organizations adopt advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in businesses at scale and helps lead McKinsey’s Analytics Academy globally

Ankur is a partner based in McKinsey’s New Delhi office. He is part of the global leadership of McKinsey’s Analytics Academy. In the course of his decade-long tenure with the firm, Ankur has advised clients on the application of advanced analytics to basic materials and commodity markets, power generation, manufacturing, and service operations across sectors. He has also helped public sector institutions develop AI capabilities at scale.

Ankur has worked with several public and private organizations in India, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia across the manufacturing, energy, consumer, retail, healthcare services, automotive, and chemicals sectors.

Some of Ankur’s recent work includes leading the digital and analytics transformation for a large Indian renewable energy company, helping a large conglomerate in Sri Lanka to adopt advanced analytics, and developing AI capabilities at scale for public sector organizations.

Ankur has co-authored three reports while at McKinsey, including two reports on the use of technology and analytics for better management. More recently, he co-authored articles on translator training for Harvard Business Review and on the Analytics Academy for McKinsey Quarterly.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Ankur was part of the launch teams at Public Health Foundation of India, a public-private partnership, and Sana, a technology start-up based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During Ankur’s academic days, his computer science research focused on artificial intelligence at labs in leading institutions such as MIT, Purdue University, INSA (France), and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Published work

Accelerating Analytics to navigate COVID-19 and the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

How to train your analytics translators”, McKinsey & Company, September 2019

The analytics academy: Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2019

How to translate business problems into analytics questions,” Harvard Business Review, February 2019

Past experience

Public Health Foundation of India
Head, partnerships

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
MS, computer science
Bachelor’s, computer science