About Suraj

Suraj manages our Manila office, where he helps private and public-sector institutions develop into local and global champions. Suraj brings his clients a truly global perspective, having spent 15 years as a management counselor prior to moving to the Philippines. He has previously been based in India, Belgium, and South Africa. Since joining McKinsey, Suraj has worked across multiple industries including telecoms, media, energy, banking, and manufacturing.

Suraj is passionate about working with clients over a sustained period of time to achieve lasting impact from conceptualization to implementation. He recently delivered an immediate upswing in earnings at a regional telecom company through pricing, analytical marketing, and distribution-transformation initiatives. He also led a 2-year program to help a large company capture over $1 billion of savings in their procured spend.

He also focuses on the potential of technology and the Internet to transform the quality of life in emerging markets and has helped several clients and countries think through their approach to drive economic growth via the Internet.

Published work

How Filipino consumer businesses can boost performance,” McKinsey & Company, June 2017

Lions go digital: The Internet's transformative potential in Africa,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2013

African telecoms: Gearing up for a new era,” McKinsey on Marketing & Sales, May 2011

Africa calling: The elements of victory in the world's biggest untapped telecom market,” McKinsey on Marketing & Sales, August 2010

Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2010


Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat
BS, electrical engineering