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Ashwin Adarkar

Senior PartnerSouthern California

Manages the Southern California office and advises financial institutions on driving transformational change through strategic innovation, step-change operational-performance improvement, and building organizational agility

Ashwin is the managing partner of McKinsey's Southern California office. His industry experience in financial services spans more than 30 years serving institutions across retail banking, commercial banking, asset and wealth management, consumer lending, and payments; as well as property and casualty and life insurance. He has worked extensively on strategy, operations, and organizational topics. The focus of his recent work has been enterprise transformation, digital strategy and organization, and corporate governance.

Ashwin sits on the board of trustees of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the board of governors of Huntington Library.

Published Work

Rewriting the script: LA’s opportunity for inclusive economic growth,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Integrated channels: The next frontier beyond omnichannel distribution,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Homelessness in Los Angeles: A unique crisis demanding new solutions,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Reshaping retail banks: Enhancing banking for the next digital age,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

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

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


Stanford University

MS, industrial engineering
BA, economics