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Chirag Pandya

Partner, Bay Area

Global leader in consumer and operations work focused primarily on growth, product innovation, and transformations in the food and beverage industry; leading thinker in the field of sustainable food ecosystems

Chirag

Chirag is a partner at McKinsey’s Silicon Valley office in the Bay Area and is a global leader with meaningful global exposure in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Asia. He is passionate about transforming organizations and focuses on value creation both in institutional investor and industrial settings.

With his experience within consumer-facing and technology businesses, Chirag has led multinational teams with global business exposure in North America, Southeast Asia, and EMEA. He is experienced in working with people of various levels of seniority in organizations and has a high degree of affinity to consumer-facing industries and topics related to strategy and operations. This includes turnarounds and whole organization transformations.

He is passionate and has deep expertise with food ecosystems—including alternative milk and proteins—manufacturing equipment and systems, technology and latest disruptions, product development and consumer-insight-backed design innovations, recipe and formula platforming, ingredients, and novel foods.

PUBLISHED WORK

How to stay cool as competition heats up in ice cream and yogurt,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition,” Ellen MacArthur Foundation, January 2019

PAST EXPERIENCE

Bain & Company
Consultant

Tetra Pak
Senior project leader

Nestlé
Development technologist

EDUCATION

INSEAD
MBA

University of Leeds
MS, food science

Gujarat Agricultural University
BTech, dairy technology