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Naveen Unni

Partner, Perth
Passionate about transforming organisations sustainability and building new digital and analytics capabilities

About Naveen

Naveen is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Perth office. He is a leader of our Organization and Electric Power & Natural Gas Practices in Australia and has a special focus on leading organisational transformations.

Naveen works with clients in multiple sectors, including agriculture, retail, hospitality, oil and gas, metals and mining, industrial-equipment manufacturing, engineering, and construction. He advises businesses on a range of strategic, operational, and organisational challenges and has a particular passion for helping organisations improve their performance and develop their leaders.

Examples of his recent client projects include the following:

  • leading analytics transformations for clients across multiple sectors (such as oil and gas, retail, and agriculture), designing strategy creation and capability-building streams, while supporting use-case deployment at one of the business divisions
  • developing several comprehensive, multiyear business transformations for companies across sectors such as mining, agriculture, and utilities), with impact of approximately 20 to 30 percent performance improvement (reflected in earnings before interest and taxes) and significant culture and capability change
  • leading the strategy creation and implementation of a digital transformation and new-business build for a financial-services company
  • developing growth strategy for several Australian clients in the retail, agribusiness, and heavy industries sectors with a focus on finding adjacencies and building new businesses, leveraging current assets
  • Outside his client work, Naveen is deeply involved in the local community and is passionate about making Western Australia (WA) a great place to live and do business in. He is also closely involved with several WA institutions, such as Scitech, UWA, CCI WA, Lions Eye Institute, and Fogarty Edvance, supporting them with pro-bono strategy work.

Published work

A case study in social change through education: Fogarty EDvance,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
BTech, civil engineering