About Somnath

Somnath leverages deep expertise in digital to advise a broad range of companies in the technology sector—including service providers, software-product companies, and offshore-product-development (OPD) companies—on growth, digital strategy, and organization transformation. He has also led sales acceleration and at-scale delivery-modernization efforts with leading technology companies.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • conceptualizing and executing a comprehensive delivery-modernization program at one of the largest global integrated IT-services companies
  • leading a multiyear sales-acceleration effort for a leading OPD company
  • leading the sales-effectiveness design effort for a leading IT-services company across industry verticals
  • developing a strategy for a leading global technology provider in Europe
  • leading a large cross-country technology-services transformation, leveraging lean methodology and automation, for a leading European bank
  • delivering a product-management strategy, and its execution, for a leading enterprise-software client
  • advising one of the largest technology-services companies on workforce-management modernization in the context of an at-scale merger
  • leading the operating-model redesign and optimization effort for the services arm of one of the largest global software-product companies
  • charting the digital strategy for a global B2B telecommunications company and a leading educational institution in India
  • spearheading multiple strategy, sales, and delivery-optimization projects at fast-growing, midtier technology product and services companies
  • leading strategy formulation in the high-tech defense sector for Indian conglomerates
  • supporting multinational defense organizations’ strategies for India entry

Somnath also works with private-equity companies and strategic investors on due-diligence projects and has supported some of the largest deals in this space. He has actively contributed to McKinsey’s work with Nasscom, India’s leading not-for-profit association for software providers.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Somnath worked with a multinational IT-services company in India. He also interned with trading desks at a global investment bank in London while at business school.

Somnath has interests in music and quizzes, and he speaks Bengali, English, and Hindi.

Education

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
MBA

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
BTech, energy engineering