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Asutosh Padhi

Managing Partner, North America , Chicago
Managing Partner for McKinsey in North America; helps companies with strategies related to technology and innovation, large-scale operating model redesign, and radical performance transformation.

About Asutosh

Asutosh is the managing partner for McKinsey in North America, leading the firm across the United States, Canada, and Mexico and serving as part of McKinsey’s 15-person global leadership team. He is also a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council, the firm’s equivalent to the board of directors.

Since joining the firm, Asutosh has helped high-performing, iconic industrial companies with their functional, business unit, and enterprise transformations, drawing on his strategic, organizational, and operations expertise. Prior to taking on the role of managing partner for McKinsey in North America, he co-led our global Advanced Industries work.

Asutosh is an experienced adviser on performance transformations that involve revenue acceleration, technology and innovation, margin and cash flow improvement, and large-scale operating model redesign.

Examples of his recent projects include the following:

  • helping a global industrial company drive step-change performance improvement across its corporate strategy and in three of its business units, as well as helping to develop a long-term technology and innovation strategy
  • helping a global multinational corporation drive a radical performance improvement including footprint changes, growth efforts, manufacturing, supply chain and procurement transformations, and dramatic simplification of IT systems
  • helping a global automotive supplier with step-change improvement in margin, growth, and cash flows; this required a comprehensive redesign of every aspect of its business

Asutosh regularly convenes CEOs and board members on driving sustainable value creation. He also founded and designed the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, which helps business leaders and policy makers lead change and prepare for a more autonomous, interconnected future. Asutosh also serves on the Field Museum’s Board of Trustees, one of the top natural history and science museums in the world.

Published work

How the automotive industry is accelerating out of the turn,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2021

“The next wave of M&A in advanced industries: Are you prepared?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

“Organizing for speed in advanced industries,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Reimagining industrial supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Why now is the time to stress-test your industrial supply chain,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Coronavirus: Five strategies for industrial and automotive companies,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

The future of mobility is at our doorstep,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

The new realities of premium mobility,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

For OEMs in the United States, the aftermarket is fertile ground,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2019

Winning tomorrow’s car buyers using artificial intelligence in marketing and sales,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Reserve a seat—the future of mobility is arriving early,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

How OEMs can seize the high-tech future in agriculture and construction,” McKinsey & Company, March 2018

How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

R&D after the crisis: McKinsey Global Survey Results,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2011

R&D in the downturn: McKinsey Global Survey Results,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2010

Upgrading R&D in a downturn,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2009


Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Technology
BS in mechanical engineering