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Badrinath Ramanathan

Senior Partner, Singapore
Provides holistic counsel on strategy, business building, advanced analytics, and digital issues to clients worldwide, with deep expertise in serving financial institutions in Asia

About Badrinath

Badrinath leads advanced analytics for McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice in Asia. Prior to this, he led the Financial Services Practice in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) region, supporting financial institutions as they built new digital businesses, digitized their legacy businesses, and ran advanced-analytics-based programs to capture value. He has also advised CEOs and senior management on business strategy, reorganization, M&A, and broad performance transformations.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • implementing a machine-learning based, multiyear transformation program to enhance revenues for a leading consumer-finance company in ASEAN
  • advising a global bank based in Asia on its digitization strategy and road map
  • launching and scaling the first digital attacker bank in ASEAN, including software delivery of a state-of-the-art microservices platform
  • supporting a domestic financial-services company in digitizing and transforming its legacy businesses
  • supporting several acquisitions and joint ventures end to end, including most recently, a bank and telecommunications joint venture

Published work

Ten lessons for launching a greenfield digital banking business,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Why Asia's banks underperform at M&A,” McKinsey & Company, May 2010

Past experience

UBS Investment Bank
Associate director

Education

Indian Institute of Management
MBA

St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
BA, economics