About Barnik

Barnik Chitran Maitra is a partner in McKinsey's Mumbai office and leads the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice in India. He also co-leads our Telecom, Media & Technology, and Agriculture Practices in Asia. Since joining McKinsey in 2004, he has worked across our Mumbai, New Delhi, Cairo, Lagos, New York, and Silicon Valley offices.

Barnik has helped several leading Indian companies globalize their businesses. He has counseled more than 20 Fortune 500 companies on strategies for new market entry, turnarounds of emerging market businesses, and capturing new opportunities in technology and agriculture. He has also helped client organizations build the next generation of leaders.

Barnik cares deeply about contributing to nation building in India and other developing countries, and has advised several governments and public sector agencies on technology, telecom, agriculture, and job creation. He is on the advisory board of several technology start-ups and NGOs in India and Africa, and was involved with the creation of the Public Health Foundation of India.

Barnik regularly speaks at key Indian and global forums, including those of the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), China Global Expo, the World Bank, London Business School India Forum, and the World Economic Forum, India.

Outside of McKinsey, Barnik is a strong supporter of semi-professional theatre and has produced or directed many plays. He is a qualified classical musician.

Published work

Reimagining India: Unlocking the potential of Asia's next superpower,” Simon & Schuster (US), November 2013 (co-editor)

India as an agriculture and high value food powerhouse: A new vision for 2030,” (PDF–387 KB), Confederation of Indian Industry and McKinsey, April 2013

Rethinking the model for offshoring services,” McKinsey on Business Technology, September 2009

Perspective 2020: Transform business, transform India,” (PDF–228 KB), McKinsey & Company and NASSCOM, February 2009


Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
MBA (Aditya Birla Scholar)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
BTech (Hons) in electrical engineering