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Rajesh Parekh

Senior Partner, Bay Area
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 Life Sciences 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