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Saurabh Sanghvi

Partners with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations around the world to set bold strategies and execute plans that improve educational and employment outcomes

Saurabh is a partner in McKinsey’s Bay Area office and a leader for the firm’s education and economic development work.

Saurabh works with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations around the world on topics related to affordability and access, business building, education technology, growth strategy, higher education, innovation, sustainability, and workforce and economic development. Saurabh is passionate about how humans and technology can better support improving education and employment outcomes with a particular emphasis on historically disadvantaged and underserved individuals.

His recent client projects include the following:

  • supporting a university design and launching a major affordability initiative to dramatically increase access
  • advising an online learning company’s global growth strategy
  • partnering with a large economic development agency in the United States to design and launch a suite of upskilling and reskilling programs to help drive post-COVID-19 economic recovery
  • working with a coalition of institutions to plan and launch an innovation ecosystem
  • developing a global strategy for a leading global education provider
  • supporting a university’s launch of a comprehensive sustainability plan
  • creating a long-range, comprehensive economic development plan for a US state
  • working with an institution to build a new business focused on educational financing

Prior to joining McKinsey, Saurabh worked at Microsoft, and cofounded a not for profit focused on international development. He is an active writer and speaker on education, the future of work, and workforce development.


Generative AI: How will it affect future jobs and workflows?,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2023

Generative AI and the future of work in America, McKinsey Global Institute, July 2023

Fulfilling the potential of US higher education,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Five trends to watch in the edtech industry,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Shaping university boards for 21st century higher education in the US,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

What 800 executives envision for the postpandemic workforce,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2020

Getting the next phase of remote learning right in higher education,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Coronavirus and the campus: How can US higher education organize to respond?,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

How artificial intelligence will impact K-12 teachers,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Jobs lost, jobs gained: What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2017


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering