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Mihir Vaida


Helps leading technology, media, and telecommunications organizations shape strategies, capture growth opportunities, and transform businesses

Mihir serves the world’s leading technology, media, and telecommunications companies, representing a collective $1 trillion in market capital, with a specific focus on corporate strategy and holistic transformation. He has a track record of partnering with executives and diverse organizations to deliver outsized impact against challenging, multidisciplinary themes.

Examples of Mihir’s recent engagement experience include the following:

  • working with global interactive-entertainment companies to develop corporate and organization strategies
  • partnering with an American telecommunications operator on a strategic cost transformation to identify, plan, and execute a pathway to double return on capital by 2025
  • designing the business-unit strategy for a global media conglomerate navigating extreme headwinds from disruptive new direct-to-consumer business models and tech competitors
  • helping a global technology-platform company develop a market-entry strategy into the global network communications sector on the back of 5G tailwinds
  • driving a multiyear growth transformation for a global technology-services company, both before and after a large-scale M&A
  • conducting strategic diligence into the more than $100 billion digital health and fitness landscape for a global technology-platform company
  • analyzing global internet availability and affordability barriers for a global technology-platform company by developing a series of initiatives to enable connectivity for more than 50 million unconnected citizens of sub-Saharan Africa and Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries
  • working with a portfolio company for one of the world’s largest technology-focused venture capitals on a multiyear turnaround, designing and implementing commercial and operational initiatives across functions
  • conducting an enterprise-wide zero-based budgeting exercise for an American wireless operator


A blueprint for telecom’s critical reinvention,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Outsmarting the 5G smartphone challenge: How telcos can reinvent their handset business,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Maintaining a high-speed connection: A new playbook for cable growth,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020




University of Toronto
BS, actuarial science and mathematics