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Praveen Arivazhagan

Associate Partner, Chennai
Builds digital businesses and corporate ventures across India and Southeast Asia

About Praveen

Praveen is a seasoned corporate ventures and digital business-building leader with 15 years’ experience serving organizations in the United States, India, and Southeast Asia. He is a core leader of Leap by McKinsey in India and greater southeast Asia.

He brings to his work an extensive track record of building disruptive new digital businesses and delivering breakthrough growth at traditional corporations in the industrial, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. He has successfully launched and scaled multiple distinctive corporate digital ventures in Southeast Asia and India. In addition to building and scaling new businesses, he is passionate about disruptive growth, digital business-building, corporate ventures, route to market innovations, digital ecosystems, and digital product development.

Recent examples of Praveen’s work include the following:

  • building and scaling a cutting-edge commercial IoT business
  • designing and launching a digital health platform in two months
  • creating and scaling an industry-first aggregation platform for mechanics
  • building and scaling a disruptive consumer centric digital-first home solutions business 

In addition to his client work, Praveen is a regular speaker at conferences and CXO forums on digital business-building and an avid storyteller.

Past Experience

Senior director


Columbia University
MS, financial engineering & operations research