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Vivek Pandit

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Serves the world’s leading investors and shareholders on investment strategy, operations, origination, transformations, M&A, divestitures, and exits; advises telecom, media, and technology firms on strategy and business building

About Vivek

Vivek is based in McKinsey’s Mumbai office. He coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice globally, and leads the practice across Asia Pacific, serving the world’s leading investors and shareholders on investment strategy, operations, origination, transformations, and exits. Among shareholders, Vivek serves family-owned businesses, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity funds, as well as social impact and sustainability funds. Prior to this role, Vivek led our Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice, advising leading companies on strategy, operations, sales, and M&A.

Recent engagements include strategy for a sovereign wealth Fund, launching a new sovereign fund, holistic sales and EBITDA transformation of a technology company and telecom carrier, product innovation for a major software company, new business building for a media broadcaster and cloud player, predictive analytics-led sales transformation for an automotive original equipment manufacturer, and major cross-border acquisitions in media, pharmaceuticals, and auto parts.

Vivek supports investor clients across a wide range of sectors, including real estate, chemicals, cement, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, film production, cable TV, textiles, retail, IT services, consumer durables, auto components, and payments. Vivek’s current research focuses on private equity industry development, social impact, and sustainability investing and investor strategies that improve shareholder returns and persistence.

Vivek serves as a trustee of Aspen Institute India, as director of Magic Bus and St. Jude’s Cancer Care Centers, and serves on the board of governors of Doon School.

Vivek joined McKinsey in New York, where he was elected a partner. He has worked in offices across North America, Europe, Japan, and India.

Published work

A rolling disruption: COVID-19’s implications for private equity and portfolio companies,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

In search of alpha: Updating the playbook for private equity in China,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

How Indian private equity is coming of age,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

The continued rise of South Korean private equity,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

Private equity and India’s economic development,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015

Private equity in India: Once overestimated, now underserved,” McKinsey & Company, February 2015

The family-business factor in emerging markets,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2014

“Private equity: Is the boom back?” (PDF–588 KB), McKinsey & Company, May 2012

Transforming learning through mEducation,” McKinsey on Society, January 2012

“Private equity in Asia-Pacific,” (PDF–576 KB), McKinsey & Company, March 2011

“The rising remote infrastructure management opportunity,” (PDF–154 KB), NASSCOM, 2009

The granularity of growth–Asia: How to drive growth in the world's most dynamic economies, 2008

Education

Stanford University
Masters, management and electrical engineering, Valentine Fellow

University of California
BS, electrical engineering and computer science, magna cum laude