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Ari Libarikian

Senior Partner, New York
Advises and helps companies across industries set digital strategies, build and scale new businesses, and drive top- and bottom-line performance improvements leveraging data and technology

About Ari

Ari leads McKinsey’s digital and analytics work in the insurance sector, helping the largest insurance companies in the world on a broad range of issues, from growth to business-performance improvement. He also plays a role in developing cutting-edge knowledge related to insurance.

In addition, Ari leads the firm’s efforts to digitize its client-service processes, helping practices bring a broad range of technology and data assets to their clients.

Some examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • developing the corporate strategy for a global insurer
  • leading the development of an analytics strategy for a multinational insurer
  • designing a new technology and digital strategy for a US life insurer

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 Laboratories (Lucent Technologies)
Research associate


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, computer science, electrical engineering

McGill University
BEng, electrical engineering