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Shankar Chandrasekaran


Builds the firm’s value proposition on digital and analytics in capital projects and advises companies on strategy, performance transformation, and cost-reduction programs

Shankar is a partner with McKinsey, based in Mumbai. He specializes in performance transformation, strategy, and cost-reduction programs across industries, including engineering and construction (E&C), infrastructure, metals, and cement.

Examples of Shankar’s recent client projects include the following:

  • spearheading a comprehensive digital transformation for a leading Asian E&C company, implementing a diverse range of use cases to deliver $200 million in annualized savings
  • developing a profitability turnaround program for a leading E&C organization in the Middle East
  • leading a strategy effort for a leading conglomerate in India to develop a B2B digital platform
  • serving several government organizations focused on transportation infrastructure on strategy, organization, and cost reduction
  • creating a logistics blueprint and driving reduction of logistics spend for a leading steel manufacturer in India
  • delivering a procurement cost-reduction program for a leading metals and mining company in India delivering $75 million in annualized savings

Shankar holds an MBA from Indian School of Business with ISB Merit Scholarship, awarded to outstanding scholars.


Hindustan Unilever Limited
Manufacturing manager


Indian School of Business

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
BTech, mechanical engineering