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Gayatri Shenai

PartnerNew York

Uses digital and analytics to help public- and private-sector institutions transform operational performance and improve competitive position

Gayatri has deep expertise in helping organizations harness the power of digital, technology, and analytics to improve their business operations and competitive position. She understands the power of digital to accelerate change, improve performance, and create business value.

In Gayatri’s work serving a wide variety of public- and private-sector organizations, she helps develop, launch, and execute transformative change at the intersection of strategy, digital, and operations. With her broad experience in serving organizations in the financial-services, healthcare, and public sectors, she brings deep, hands-on expertise to the transformative efforts she leads, including supporting multibillion-dollar M&A, implementing new-business builds, and driving end-to-end business-process redesign.

Gayatri is a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion and has been closely involved in McKinsey’s decade-long research on women’s advancement. She is an active panelist, participating in numerous public events, including South by Southwest, UN conferences, and the WIN Summit. She is a cofounder of the McKinsey Women in Technology & Operations Conference, which brings together the most influential female chief technology and operations executives in North America to connect, network, and share stories of their experiences.


What’s new in consumer wellness trends?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Deploying generative AI in US state governments: Pilot, scale, adopt,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Unlocking the potential of generative AI: Three key questions for government agencies,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Virtual health for all: Closing the digital divide to expand access,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Repairing the broken rung on the career ladder for women in technical roles,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

In conversation: The CEO’s new technology agenda,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Scaling digital in the public sector: Building blocks for the future,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

How public-sector tech leaders can speed up the journey to the cloud,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

The CEO’s new technology agenda,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

The business of running state government operations,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

A McKinsey leader unites women in tech to prepare for the future of work,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Agile transformation: No formula, but common success factors,” New at McKinsey Blog, McKinsey & Company, October 2017

A business leader’s guide to agile,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Past experience

Tata Consultancy Services


University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MBA, finance, marketing, and strategic management (Forte Fellow)

Mangalore University, India
BE, electronics