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Bharath Kumaran


Leads McKinsey’s work in private equity and banking in Southeast Asia

Bharath leads McKinsey’s work in private equity in the Southeast Asian region. He also helps leading financial-service institutions achieve end-to-end transformation.

Examples of Bharath’s recent client work include the following:

  • serving a large private-equity company in Southeast Asia to identify value-creation opportunities across its portfolio
  • turning a regional bank’s loss-making subsidiary around in Thailand and helping it to achieve $100 million in profit before taxes
  • helping a regional bank to identify $500 million in productivity opportunities across its regional footprint
  • assisting a leading conglomerate in Vietnam to develop a five-year fintech strategy

Past experience

Investment analyst


The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
BTech, mechanical engineering, operations research