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Zubin Taraporevala

Senior Partner, London
Serves financial institutions globally on strategy, productivity improvement, and digital and analytics transformations

About Zubin

Zubin has more than 25 years of experience serving banks, insurers, wealth managers, and private equity firms. He also leads McKinsey’s EMEA retail banking work. Zubin’s client impact has a truly global reach, spanning Australia, Singapore, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, South Africa, and the United States.

Zubin’s recent client experience includes the following:

  • transforming retail and small business digital customer journeys and analytics
  • designing new segment specific business models, such as affluent, small business
  • improving sales and marketing effectiveness across face-to-face and remote channels
  • driving productivity improvement and installing zero-based budgeting
  • optimizing risk-weighted assets and non-performing loans and lowering indemnity costs
  • conducting due diligences and helping portfolio companies capture value

Zubin is a member of McKinsey’s shareholders council (board of directors), where he chairs the people committee. He previously chaired McKinsey’s partner candidate election committee and the finance and infrastructure committee of the shareholders council. When he was based in New York, Zubin served on the board of directors for the Asia Society and City Harvest.

Published Work

How banks can use ecosystems to win in the SME market,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Rewriting the rules in retail banking,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

The balancing act: Omnichannel excellence in retail banking,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Disruption in European consumer finance: Lessons from Sweden,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

A consumer-centric approach to retail banking sales,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

The future of customer-led retail-banking distribution,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017


Cornell University

Bombay University
BA, economics