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Rehana Khanam


Rehana Khanam


Drives large-scale performance improvement and capability-building programs as a leader of our operations work

Rehana is a partner with McKinsey’s Operations Practice. She is passionate about driving large-scale performance improvements that deliver business objectives while having a meaningful impact through to the shop floor. She has extensive experience in consumer, life sciences, and serving private equity funds.

Examples of her recent client work include:

  • developing a detailed value capture plan for a global food company undergoing significant M&A, supporting management in capturing synergies and carve-outs in a globally fragmented organization, and delivering about 20 percent savings and a more future-fit organization
  • designing and building digital products end to end for an outsourcing services provider to enter new markets while building capabilities of agile teams to further scale upcoming new digital businesses
  • future-proofing the network of a food client by collaborating on a network strategy for 2020 and later incorporating category insights, blue-sky technology advances, and end-to-end trade-offs to advise on advanced-analytics-based optimization scenarios
  • helping a pharmaceutical client design and deliver a large-scale capability-building and transformational program by creating the methodology and content to enable production system deployment to a network of more than 100 sites; coaching the global client lead to recruit a new change team, mobilize senior leadership, develop the infrastructure for the program, and govern the delivery of impact

Published Work

Capturing the true value of Industry 4.0,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Playing catch-up in advanced analytics,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Past Experience

Customer-supply-chain executive


University of Cambridge
BA; Meng, manufacturing engineering