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Vivek Wadhwa

Venture Partner, New York
Helps drive McKinsey’s acquisitions, partnerships, and alliances within McKinsey New Ventures

About Vivek

As part of New Ventures, Vivek Wadhwa co-leads our alliances, partnerships, and acquisitions strategy. Vivek previously co-led McKinsey Solutions, a portfolio of 35 fast-growing entities that deliver client impact through proprietary software and advanced-analytics assets, both through our teams and directly to clients.

Vivek joined McKinsey in 1999 and was a partner in McKinsey’s Banking Practice, working with a number of retail, corporate, and investment banks in the areas of strategy, operations, and risk management. As a leader in McKinsey’s Risk Practice, he also co-led the global credit-risk service line and served clients on topics such as enterprise risk management, risk analytics, regulations, and capital management.

He has presented at several conferences, including the Canadian Bankers Association, RiskMinds, GARP, and the Enterprise Risk Management Symposium.

Before joining McKinsey, Vivek worked at IBM, CS First Boston, and venture-backed technology start-ups including Seer Technologies and Versata, where his responsibilities included international business development.


Indian Institute of Technology
BS, electrical engineering

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School