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Rajesh Parekh

Senior Partner, Silicon Valley
Works with firms across the healthcare industry to expand their business, with a particular focus on entering and understanding new markets in Asia

About Rajesh

Based in Silicon Valley, Rajesh leads our Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice. He has supported companies across the healthcare sector on topics such as growth strategy, business building, market access, and R&D. Since Rajesh joined McKinsey in 1996—following completion of a PhD in chemical engineering—his clients have included leading pharmaceutical and medical-device companies, insurance companies, distributors, and private-equity investors. Among recent examples of his work, he helped a global biopharmaceutical company extend its emerging-markets strategy into new territories.

In addition to his work with corporate clients, Rajesh helped lead McKinsey's work with a major regional government on healthcare reform and has worked with leading industry associations to develop perspectives and strategies in the face of a changing regulatory environment.

Published work

Reimagining medtech for a COVID-19 world,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

"Health care in China: Entering 'uncharted waters'," McKinsey & Company, November 2012

"Seizing China's pharma opportunity," McKinsey Quarterly, 2008

Past experience

Research assistant


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PhD, chemical engineering

University of California, San Diego
BS, chemical engineering