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Ari Libarikian

Senior Partner, New York
Advises companies on building thriving businesses, helping organizations to grow, improve business processes, and strengthen digital capabilities

About Ari

Ari is the global leader of Leap, McKinsey’s business-building practice, as well as McKinsey’s digital and analytics work in the insurance sector. In these roles, he helps some of the world’s leading companies to find new value at the intersection of business, design, and technology.

In his work leading Leap, Ari helps organizations to develop holistic, well-structured approaches to business building, creating strong digital businesses by combining the experimental nature of start-ups with the operational excellence of corporations.

With insurance companies, Ari works on a broad range of issues, from growth to improving business performance. With his deep experience, he also helps develop the cutting-edge knowledge of McKinsey’s Insurance Practice.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • helping a leading hospitality organization to launch and scale a new digital business
  • developing the corporate strategy for a global insurer
  • leading the development of an analytics strategy for a multinational insurer

Previously, Ari led the digitization of McKinsey’s client-service processes, helping practices to bring a broad range of technology and data assets to clients, as well as the McKinsey Digital and McKinsey Analytics Practices in the Northeast.

In addition to his work with McKinsey, Ari serves on the boards of Children’s Aid and the Armenian General Benevolent Union.

Published work

Insurance 2030—The impact of AI on the future of insurance,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Raising returns on analytics investments in insurance,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Advanced analytics: Nine insights from the C-suite,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Harnessing the potential of data in insurance,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

The advance of analytics,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017

Straight talk about big data,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2016

Transforming into an analytics-driven insurance carrier,” McKinsey & Company, February 2016

Unleashing the value of advanced analytics in insurance,” McKinsey & Company, August 2014

Getting infrastructure offshoring right,” McKinsey & Company, July 2009

PAST EXPERIENCE

Nortel Networks
Optical networks engineer

Nokia Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies)
Research associate

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, computer science, electrical engineering

McGill University
BEng, electrical engineering