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Avinash Goyal

Senior PartnerMumbai

Avinash Goyal

Senior PartnerMumbai

Helps chemical and agriculture companies meet the challenges of a rapidly changing sector, taking a global, data-driven perspective to transforming performance

Avinash is the global co-leader of McKinsey’s Chemicals & Agriculture practices. As an advisor to executives, he helps companies boost value by expanding their geographical territories and product offerings. Equally experienced in addressing issues of company structure and ownership, Avinash leads our work in organization design and family-owned businesses across Asia. He leads QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey in Asia, and is at the helm of the McKinsey Academy, the firm’s global learning and development program for digital and analytics training and capability building.

With deep expertise in the India business environment, Avinash advises on market-entry strategy, postmerger organization, organization design, leadership development, and advanced analytics. Offering an end-to-end strategic approach, his projects often include substantial performance transformations and successful operational redesigns.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • leading a sustained partnership with an agriculture company that resulted in tenfold growth over the course of a decade
  • guiding an end-to-end transformation of a global agriculture company’s supply chain
  • shaping a set of outlooks and interventions to reduce food waste in India
  • directing the postmerger integration of two specialty chemical companies in Europe, setting up an integration-management office, and leading the communication and change-management processes

Published work

Securing competitiveness in India’s chemical industry,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

Saving Southeast Asia’s crops: Four key steps toward food security,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

How agtech is poised to transform India into a farming powerhouse,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

India: The next chemicals manufacturing hub, McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Accelerating India’s sustainability journey in chemicals,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

India’s chemical industry: Unleashing the next wave of growth,” McKinsey & Company, February 2020

Resilience in chemicals: How to prepare for the next downturn,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Beating the cycle: Building resilience in chemicals,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Reshaping an emerging-market giant,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016

Solving the puzzle of India’s petrochemical-intermediates shortfall,” McKinsey & Company, November 2015

Building a self-sufficient petrochemical intermediates industry in India by 2025, McKinsey & Company, January 2015


St. Stephen’s College
BS, mathematics