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Badrinath Ramanathan

Senior Partner and Managing PartnerSingapore

Leads our office in Singapore, advising financial institutions in Asia on strategy, business building, digital, and analytics

Badrinath is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Singapore office and leads advanced analytics for McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice in Asia.

Prior to this, he led the Financial Services Practice in Southeast Asia, supporting financial institutions as they built new digital businesses, digitized their legacy businesses, and ran advanced-analytics-based programs to capture value. Badri has also advised CEOs and senior management on business strategy, reorganization, M&A, and broad performance transformations.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • implementing a machine-learning based, multiyear transformation program to enhance revenues for a leading consumer-finance company in ASEAN
  • advising a global bank based in Asia on its digitization strategy and road map
  • launching and scaling the first digital attacker bank in ASEAN, including software delivery of a state-of-the-art microservices platform
  • supporting a domestic financial-services company in digitizing and transforming its legacy businesses
  • supporting several acquisitions and joint ventures end to end, including most recently, a bank and telecommunications joint venture

Published work

Life-centric banking with an analytics edge,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

The path to net zero: Investing in carbon markets,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Putting carbon markets to work on the path to net zero,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Ten lessons for launching a greenfield digital banking business,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Why Asia's banks underperform at M&A,” McKinsey & Company, May 2010

Past experience

UBS Investment Bank
Associate director


Indian Institute of Management

St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
BA, economics