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Zubin Taraporevala

Senior PartnerLondon

Serves financial institutions globally on strategy, productivity improvement, and digital and analytics transformations

Zubin has served leading banks, insurers, and private equity firms for over 30 years. He currently co-leads our global banking productivity efforts and previously co-led our retail banking work in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. Zubin is a prolific creator of new perspectives in both these arenas. His client service has had a global reach, spanning Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, and Mexico.

Zubin’s recent global client experience includes helping clients unlock significant value from sharp strategy pivots and bold M&A, customer journey digitization, advanced analytics to drive risk-adjusted revenue growth, large-scale productivity transformation, and fundamental reduction in risk-weighted assets, non-performing loans, indemnity costs, and operational risk.

Zubin was previously a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council (our global governance board) where he led the people, personnel committee oversight, partner election, and finance and infrastructure committees. He has recently led the articulation of McKinsey’s purpose and a modernization of its bedrock values.

Zubin was previously based in New York and now lives in London with his wife and daughters. When he was based in New York, Zubin served on the boards of directors for the Asia Society and City Harvest.

Published work

Best of both worlds: Balancing digital and physical channels in retail banking,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Breaking away from the pack in the next normal of retail banking distribution,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Reshaping retail banking for the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Time to radically re-think bank productivity,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Transitioning to a digital workforce”, The Banker, January 2020 (registration required)

Thriving not just surviving in retail banking,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Organizational efficiency and effectiveness: The winning bank’s secret weapons,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Winning the European banking productivity race,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

How banks can use ecosystems to win in the SME market,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Rewriting the rules in retail banking,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

The balancing act: Omnichannel excellence in retail banking,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Constructing the branch of the future”, The Banker, May 2018 (registration required)

Disruption in European consumer finance: Lessons from Sweden,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

A consumer-centric approach to retail banking sales,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

The future of customer-led retail-banking distribution,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017


Cornell University

Bombay University
BA, economics