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Kapil Chandra

Senior PartnerLondon

Provides leading clients in the banking and insurance sectors with deep expertise in large-scale financial and strategic transformations

As a partner in McKinsey’s London office, Kapil focuses mainly on large-scale financial and strategic transformations in the financial-services sector, and he leads our work in Europe on financial transformation in banking.

Kapil has advised financial institutions on a wide range of topics, including strategy, operating-model redesign, and financial planning. His recent projects include advising on a strategic and financial restructuring and a five-year plan for one of the largest financial institutions in the world, developing a long-term capital-allocation and strategic plan for a large global company embarking on M&A, and leading a cost-benchmarking effort at a major UK life insurer.

Before joining McKinsey, Kapil received his MBA from Harvard Business School, from which he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. He has a degree in PPE from the University of Oxford, where he was a Chevening Scholar, and a degree in economics from the University of Delhi, where he was awarded the President of India gold medal.

Published work

Planning for uncertainty: Performance management under COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Memo to the CFO: Get in front of digital finance—or get left back,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

Unearthing performance gains to boost bank value,” McKinsey & Company, May 2015


Harvard University
MBA (Baker Scholar)

University of Oxford
MA, philosophy, politics, and economics (Chevening Scholar)

University of Delhi
BA, economics