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Asutosh Padhi

Senior Partner and North American Managing PartnerChicago

Asutosh is McKinsey’s North America managing partner, serving clients across the United States and Canada.

Asutosh is McKinsey & Company’s North America Managing Partner, leading the firm across the United States and Canada. He serves on McKinsey’s global leadership team and is a member of its Shareholders Council, the firm’s equivalent to a board of directors.

Throughout his career, Asutosh has helped iconic, high-performing companies achieve functional, business unit, and enterprise transformations by drawing on his expertise in corporate strategy, operations, and organizational health and effectiveness. He previously led McKinsey’s advanced industries sector globally and is the founder of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, which helps companies, investors, governments, and social sector entities transform and prepare for a more autonomous and interconnected future. Currently, Asutosh orchestrates McKinsey’s client service and research initiatives focused on helping CEOs and board members thrive amidst economic uncertainty.

Asutosh is the bestselling author of Titanium Economy: How Industrial Technology Can Create a Better, Faster, Stronger America, and his perspectives on industrial technology, macroeconomics, and leadership have been featured in CNN, Fortune, the Financial Times, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, and Insider, among others.

Asutosh is the executive sponsor for McKinsey’s work with the Rework America Alliance, a Markle Foundation initiative that seeks to advance opportunities for millions of unemployed and low-wage workers to transition into better jobs. He also sits on the boards of the Aspen Institute, the Field Museum, and the Conference Board, and is an active member of G100 the Fortune CEO Initiative, and the Fast Company Impact Council.

Asutosh regularly convenes CEOs to explore solutions to their most pressing challenges, including at major events like the World Economic Forum, and McKinsey-hosted summits across North America. He also led the introduction of McKinsey’s US Board Excellence Forum and has been a featured speaker at Financial Times Moral Money, the Milken Institute Global Conference, Fortune Global Forum, and more.

Published work

John Rogers on overcoming pessimism with patience,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, April 2024

Making the energy transition real with Tamara Lundgren,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, February 2024

2024 and beyond: Will it be economic stagnation or the advent of productivity-driven abundance?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

The Exchange: The new vocabulary of geopolitics with Jon Huntsman Jr.,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Leadership Rundown: Balancing innovation and empathy with Thomas Kurian,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2023

Leadership Rundown: Why the world needs a ‘school for CEOs’,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Leadership Rundown: Is technology a force for good?,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Leadership Rundown: The download from Davos,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Rekindling US productivity for a new era, McKinsey Global Institute, February 2023

Leadership Rundown: Opportunity through ownership with Pete Stavros,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, February 2023

2023, a testing year: Will the macro-scenario range widen or narrow?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Shorter for longer: Navigating the taut talent tightrope amid economic uncertainty,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, January 2023

The future of US manufacturing is hiding in plain sight,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Planning for 2023: How US-based businesses can succeed when capital and talent are constrained,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Leadership Rundown: Tracking the Rise of The Rest with Steve Case,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, December 2022

The board’s role in building resilience,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

The Titanium Economy: Emerging stronger in the face of disruption,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

The Titanium Economy: Capturing opportunities in the energy transition,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

The Titanium Economy: How to overcome the challenge of filling high-quality jobs,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

The Titanium Economy: An introduction,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Leadership Rundown: Finding power in purpose with Kathy Warden,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Author Talks: How industrial technology is creating a more inclusive economy,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Leadership Rundown: Building a ‘Best for All’ business with Dave Burritt,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Delivering the US manufacturing renaissance,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Something’s coming: How US companies can build resilience, survive a downturn, and thrive in the next cycle,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Navigating inflation: A new playbook for CEOs,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2022

The labor market is upside down. Here’s what CEOs can do about it,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

The CEO agenda in 2022: Harnessing the potential of growth jolts,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

A sustainable, inclusive, and growing future for the United States,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

How the automotive industry is accelerating out of the turn,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2021

“The next wave of M&A in advanced industries: Are you prepared?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

“Organizing for speed in advanced industries,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Reimagining industrial supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Why now is the time to stress-test your industrial supply chain,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Coronavirus: Five strategies for industrial and automotive companies,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

The future of mobility is at our doorstep,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

The new realities of premium mobility,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

For OEMs in the United States, the aftermarket is fertile ground,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2019

Winning tomorrow’s car buyers using artificial intelligence in marketing and sales,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Reserve a seat—the future of mobility is arriving early,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

How OEMs can seize the high-tech future in agriculture and construction,” McKinsey & Company, March 2018

How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

R&D after the crisis: McKinsey Global Survey Results,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2010

R&D in the downturn: McKinsey Global Survey Results,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2009

Upgrading R&D in a downturn,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2009


Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Technology
BS in mechanical engineering