About Kausik

Kausik is the leader of our West Coast Office and also coleads McKinsey’s payments group in the Americas. He is the founder and global head of digital payments, which covers mobile, online, and prepaid payments.

Since joining McKinsey, Kausik has worked primarily in the financial services and payments industries, helping banks, merchants, payments processors, and software and technology providers address strategy, operations, and organization issues. He also leads the Public Sector Practice on the West Coast with a focus on improving operations and successfully managing transformational change.

Outside of McKinsey, Kausik serves on the board and executive committee of the Bay Area Council and the advisory board of Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Published work

Payments wave, commerce ocean: The arrival of the mobile wallet” (PDF–219 KB), McKinsey & Company, September 2012

The road to mobile payments services” (PDF–121 KB), McKinsey & Company, September 2011

The future of payments: Markers for success” (PDF–118 KB), McKinsey & Company, June 2011


Stanford University Graduate School of Business
MBA (Arjay Miller Scholar)

Stanford University
BA, industrial engineering and political science