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Ramesh Srinivasan

Senior PartnerNew York

Helps clients implement lasting change; leads leadership learning programs for CEOs and partners

Ramesh has extensive experience working on a broad range of organizational change-related topics in a variety of industries, including high-tech, healthcare, banking, and industrial companies. Ramesh also possesses considerable expertise in merger management, organizational design, talent and leadership development, performance management, and capability building. In addition to serving clients on these topics, Ramesh works closely with McKinsey’s internal leadership and professional development programs. Ramesh is also the Dean of the Bower Forum, McKinsey’s program for CEO learning.

His recent client work includes:

  • designing and implementing a large leadership development program at a leading healthcare company. A key element of this project was finding the right balance between their long-term values and near-term performance
  • helping a leading industrial company become a low-cost producer, and redesigning this organization to become more customer-focused
  • assessing the ability of a top-10 high-tech company to create a global organization, including attracting diverse talent and pursuing opportunities in unfamiliar markets
  • supporting the Post Merger Management program at a high-growth healthcare services company. A key element of this program was developing a new customer-oriented, high-performance culture
  • leading a performance improvement program at a leading hospitality company, the objectives of which were to get near-term savings and build a culture of continuous improvement in the institution
  • helping two mid-sized PE owned healthcare companies on a rapid integration effort
  • leading a talent and HR transformation at a top-10 bank

Ramesh Srinivasan joined McKinsey & Company in 1994, having spent the first 11 years of his tenure with the firm in India, and the last 11 years in New York. Ramesh is actively involved in education: he is a trustee on the Board of Akanksha—a leading non-profit institution in India that helps provide funding for educational services to underprivileged children—and an advisor to Teach For India.

Published work

The ‘inside out’ leadership journey: How personal growth creates the path to success,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

‘Be brave not perfect,’ says mental health advocate Poppy Jaman,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Developing tomorrow’s leaders in life sciences,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Culture for a digital age,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2017

Decoding leadership: What really matters,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2015

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with HCA CEO Richard Bracken,” McKinsey Healthcare Systems & Services Practice, November 2013

How multinationals can attract the talent they need,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2012


Indian Institute of Management
MBA and recipient of a gold medal for academic excellence

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
BT, computer science