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Swarna Ramanathan


Swarna Ramanathan


Helps drive McKinsey’s work in integrated future mobility, serving clients in the transport, oil and gas, and energy sectors adapt their business models through constant change

Swarna has deep expertise in product development, working in McKinsey’s Operations and Automotive & Assembly Practices. Her focus is on our global work on the future of mobility, which looks at the integrated perspective of electric vehicles, autonomous cars, connectivity, shared vehicles, and energy storage in rapidly growing urban environments. Swarna helps global oil and gas operators develop new business opportunities arising from mobility trends and leads workshops on future mobility disruptions with city officials, energy and utility companies, and large conglomerates. She also helps clients in product development and other operations-related areas to improve their efficiency.

With a more than a decade’s background in car design and engineering, Swarna has helped auto manufacturers redefine end-to-end product-development processes and established cross-functional operating models. She has also developed expertise in optimizing product costs through extensive teardowns and supplier-relationship development.

Recently, Swarna has focused on mobility-related disruptions and how these impact the automotive, energy, and oil and gas sectors.

Published work

Harnessing analytics and AI to shape the future of mobility retail,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

What Norway’s experience reveals about the EV charging market,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Europe’s EV opportunity—and the charging infrastructure needed to meet it,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

EV fluids: Say goodbye to the oil change,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

Past experience

General Motors
Global digital-design-program coordinator

Tower Automotive



Osmania University
BE, mechanical engineering