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Noshir Kaka

Senior PartnerMumbai

Coleads the global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice; founded our Outsourcing and Offshoring Practice.

Noshir Kaka coleads the firm’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice globally. Prior to this he led McKinsey’s global Analytics Practice from 2016 to 2020, led the Firm’s India office as managing director from 2011 to 2016, and founded McKinsey’s global Outsourcing and Offshoring practice and the Business Technology office in India. He has been a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council (our global governance board) and sits on the advisory board of the McKinsey Knowledge Center.

Based out of the firm’s Mumbai office, Noshir is a leader with 25 years of strategy development, organization restructuring, and performance improvement experience. He has shaped the digital, analytics, and technology journeys of several global enterprises and providers. He has also served governments in India and around the world on policy development, transformation of public services, and delivery of institutional capabilities.

Noshir has a proven track record of recruiting, managing, and leading teams across the world. He was involved in setting up the Indian School of Business (ISB), a joint initiative between McKinsey, Wharton, London Business School, and Kellogg School of Management to build a world-class business school in India.

Noshir has served as a jury member for the Forbes India Leadership Awards, the Economic Times Young Leaders Awards, and the Business Standard Awards. He has numerous citations for his work on technology in leading publications, such as The Economist, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and the Economic Times.

Published work

Tech services and generative AI: Plotting the necessary reinvention,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

Beyond the hype: Capturing the potential of AI and gen AI in TMT,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Leading from the heart: How Freshworks’ CEO built a global tech unicorn,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2020

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2019

How predictive analytics can boost product development,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

India’s ascent: Five opportunities for growth and transformation,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2016

Online and upcoming: The Internet’s impact on aspiring countries,” McKinsey & Company, January 2012

Strengthening India’s offshoring industry,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2009

“Perspective 2020: Transform business, transform India,” (PDF–285 KB), NASSCOM, April 2009

“Extending India’s leadership of the global IT and BPO industries,” (PDF–145 KB), McKinsey & Company and NASSCOM, 2005


Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
MSc, finance

University of Bombay