Nav is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Boston Office with over two decades of experience. Over time he has held multiple roles at McKinsey, including Office Managing Partner for Boston from 2012-2021, leader of the State and Local practice in North America, leader of the Global Innovation practice, and leader of McKinsey Center of Government. He also served as a member of the Firm’s Knowledge and Technology Councils and founded the McKinsey Early Stage Investor Conference. During the COVID-19 crisis, he was intimately involved in McKinsey’s response work across multiple clients.
Nav currently oversees global talent attraction for McKinsey and is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) council, which advises on MGI research on global economic, business, and technology trends.
Nav brings deep business expertise in strategy, innovation, operations, transformations, M&A, business development, and risk to all his client engagements.
An expert in the use of Six Sigma methodologies for product development and process design, Nav holds 20 patents.
He has served as the Chair of the Board for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He is a Trustee at Museum of Science and Worcester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Board of the Mass High Tech Council and on the Dean’s Advisory Board for University of Minnesota. He also hosts Imagine Get-Togethers that convene cross-sector leaders on cutting-edge topics, such as synthetic biology, commercial applications of drones, the future of space exploration, and the impact of aging. He has been recognized as the Top Influential people in Boston twice by the Boston Business Journal.
Before joining McKinsey, in 2001, Nav was a laboratory manager at General Electric, where he helped design manufacturing processes and develop new polymetric materials and nanomaterials. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota, MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.