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Rehana Khanam

Partner, London
Drives large-scale performance-improvement programs as a leader of our operations work for consumer clients

About Rehana

Rehana is a partner with McKinsey’s Operations Practice. She specialises in consumer packaged goods and is passionate about driving large-scale performance improvements that deliver business objectives while having a meaningful impact through to the shop floor.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • creating a consumer goods client’s global manufacturing excellence program that delivered bottom-line savings and capacity gains through transformational performance and health change, from the shop floor to the COO’s office
  • future-proofing the network of a food client by helping with a network strategy for 2020 and later incorporating category insights, blue-sky-technology advances, and E2E trade-offs to advise on advanced-analytics-based optimisation scenarios
  • designing and deploying a beverages client’s procurement transformation that delivered an at-scale supplier development program to drive E2E value in the supply chain while developing a 2025 procurement strategy to guide innovation and capabilities priorities for the chief procurement officer
  • helping a pharmaceutical client design and deliver a large-scale capability building and transformational program by creating the methodology and content to enable production system deployment to a network of more than 100 sites and coaching the global client lead to recruit a new change team, mobilise senior leadership, develop the infrastructure for the program, and govern the delivery of impact
  • leading a cost-improvement program with an emerging market consumer packaged goods company to deliver lean manufacturing and supply chain performance improvements, which quadrupled growth for the company

Published Work

Playing catch-up in advanced analytics,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Past Experience

Customer-supply-chain executive


University of Cambridge
BA; Meng, manufacturing engineering