This is a profile image of Hrishika Vuppala

Hrishika Vuppala

Senior PartnerSouthern California

Leader in the global digital and analytics work for our Public Sector and Healthcare clients with a focus on driving innovative strategies to boost revenue and optimize AI, digital, and technology investments

Hrishika, senior partner at McKinsey’s SoCal office, holds a global leadership role in McKinsey’s digital and analytics work for Public sector and Healthcare clients. A dedicated technologist, she serves her clients by equipping them with inventive approaches and proven methodologies to foster innovation, efficiency, and enhanced customer experiences. With expertise spanning technology transformations such as rapid digitization, human-centered design, AI, Gen AI, analytics, and cloud, Hrishika spearheads groundbreaking initiatives that contribute to shaping the future. Her impactful work in the public and healthcare sectors has notably improved access and service quality for over 150 million people, including economically disadvantaged individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable populations.

Hrishika has also led impactful technology and data modernization projects in diverse industries, such as consumer, retail, and financial services, across regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. She also serves on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Fluent in five languages, Hrishika’s personal passions include swimming and traveling.

Some recent examples of her work at McKinsey include:

  • guiding holistic agency transformations for enhanced customer service in governmental sectors such as DMV, Unemployment, and Medicaid
  • launching and scaling a digital platform, providing residents with access to comprehensive health records, including lab results, immunizations, prescriptions, EHRs, etc.
  • contributing to a national effort, creating integrated, real-time public health data and surveillance capabilities
  • modernizing infrastructure and systems, while upskilling IT departments to operate in agile, cloud-based environments
  • transforming tech procurement through category management, analytical spend transparency, and at-scale capability building

Published work

Genomic sequencing: A vital tool in combatting the pandemic,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Managing large technology programs in the digital era,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

COVID-19: How American states can manage the surge in unemployment services,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Insights into better integrated eligibility systems,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019


Marketing analyst


General Electric
Information-management leadership program


Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Manipal Institute of Technology
BEng, communication and electrical engineering